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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 400.176

Rebates prohibited; penalties.


It is unlawful for any person to pay or receive any commission, bonus, kickback, or rebate or engage in any split-fee arrangement in any form whatsoever with any physician, surgeon, organization, agency, or person, either directly or indirectly, for residents referred to a nursing home licensed under this part.


The agency shall adopt rules which assess administrative penalties for acts prohibited by subsection (1). In the case of an entity licensed by the agency, such penalties may include any disciplinary action available to the agency under the appropriate licensing laws. In the case of an entity not licensed by the agency, such penalties may include:


A fine not to exceed $5,000; and


If applicable, a recommendation by the agency to the appropriate licensing board that disciplinary action be taken.


s. 2, ch. 79-106; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 23, 79, 83, ch. 83-181; s. 30, ch. 93-177; ss. 22, 49, ch. 93-217.