Florida Senate - 2011 SB 1228 By Senator Altman 24-01269-11 20111228__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to military spouses; amending s. 3 456.024, F.S.; providing for issuance of a temporary 4 license to specified health care practitioners who are 5 spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces 6 under certain circumstances; providing for criminal 7 history checks; providing fees; providing for 8 expiration of a temporary license; providing an 9 effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Subsection (3) is added to section 456.024, 14 Florida Statutes, to read: 15 456.024 Members of Armed Forces in good standing with 16 administrative boards or the department; spouses.— 17 (3)(a) The department may issue a temporary professional 18 license to the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed 19 Forces of the United States who submits to the department: 20 1. A completed application; 21 2. The required application fee; 22 3. Proof that the applicant is married to a member of the 23 Armed Forces of the United States who is on active duty; 24 4. Proof that the applicant holds a valid license for the 25 profession issued by another state, the District of Columbia, a 26 possession or territory of the United States, or a foreign 27 jurisdiction; and 28 5. Proof that the applicant’s spouse is assigned to a duty 29 station in this state and that the applicant is also assigned to 30 a duty station in this state pursuant to the member’s official 31 active duty military orders. 32 (b) The applicant must also submit to the Department of Law 33 Enforcement a complete set of fingerprints. The Department of 34 Law Enforcement shall conduct a statewide criminal history check 35 and forward the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of 36 Investigation for a national criminal history check. 37 (c) The department shall, and the board may, review the 38 results of the state and federal criminal history checks 39 according to the level 2 screening standards in s. 435.04 and 40 shall determine whether the applicant meets the licensure 41 requirements. 42 (d) The applicant shall pay the cost of fingerprint 43 processing. If the fingerprints are submitted through an 44 authorized agency or vendor, the agency or vendor shall collect 45 the required processing fees and remit the fees to the 46 Department of Law Enforcement. 47 (e) The department shall set an application fee, which may 48 not exceed the cost of issuing the license. 49 (f) A temporary license expires 6 months after the date of 50 issuance and is not renewable. 51 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.