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2012 Florida Statutes

F.S. 548.024
548.024 Background investigation of applicants for licensure.
(1) The commission is authorized to adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 which provide for background investigations of applicants for licensure under this chapter for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy of the information provided in the application; ensuring that there are no active or pending criminal or civil indictments against the applicant; and ensuring satisfaction of all other requirements of this chapter. The background investigation may include, but is not limited to, the criminal and financial history of the applicant.
(2) If the commission requires a background criminal history investigation of any applicant, it shall require the applicant to submit to the department a fingerprint card for this purpose. The fingerprint card shall be forwarded to the Division of Criminal Justice Information Systems within the Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for purposes of processing the fingerprint card to determine if the applicant has a criminal history record. The information obtained by the processing of the fingerprint card by the Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall be sent to the department for the purpose of determining if the applicant is statutorily qualified for licensure.
History.s. 8, ch. 2002-172.