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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 435.02


For the purposes of this chapter, the term:


“Agency” means any state, county, or municipal agency that grants licenses or registration permitting the operation of an employer or is itself an employer or that otherwise facilitates the screening of employees pursuant to this chapter. If there is no state agency or the municipal or county agency chooses not to conduct employment screening, “agency” means the Department of Children and Family Services.


“Employee” means any person required by law to be screened pursuant to this chapter.


“Employer” means any person or entity required by law to conduct screening of employees pursuant to this chapter.


“Employment” means any activity or service sought to be performed by an employee which requires the employee to be screened pursuant to this chapter.


“Vulnerable person” means a minor as defined in s. 1.01 or a vulnerable adult as defined in s. 415.102.


s. 47, ch. 95-228; s. 207, ch. 99-8; s. 36, ch. 2010-114.


Section 58, ch. 2010-114, provides that “[t]he changes made by this act are intended to be prospective in nature. It is not intended that persons who are employed or licensed on the effective date of this act be rescreened until such time as they are otherwise required to be rescreened pursuant to law, at which time they must meet the requirements for screening as set forth in this act.”