PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the amendment is to increase the fine for failure to complete required continuing education and eliminate the requirement to complete additional continuing education.
SUMMARY: The fine for failure to complete required continuing education is increased and the requirement to complete additional continuing education is eliminated.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: No Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost was prepared.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 456.077, 463.005 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 456.077 FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN FAW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Joe Baker, Jr., Executive Director, Board of Optometry, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C07, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3259
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
(1) through (3) No change.
(4) Pursuant to Section 456.077, F.S., the Board sets forth below those violations for which there is no substantial threat to the public health, safety, and welfare.
(a) The Board hereby designates the following as citation violations which shall result in a penalty of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00):
1. through 4. No change.
5. Failure to document having obtained the continuing education required by Section 463.007, F.S., and Rule Chapter 64B13-5, F.A.C. The fine shall be assessed at $250.00 per hour of deficiency of the required continuing education.
In addition to paying the fine, the licensee must complete continuing education hours not documented, plus an additional hour for each hour missed. The licensee shall come into compliance within ninety (90) days after receipt of the citation.
6. No change.
(b) No change.
(5) No change.
Specific Authority 456.077, 463.005 FS. Law Implemented 456.077 FS. History–New 1-1-92, Formerly 21Q-15.009, 61F8-15.009, 59V-15.009, Amended 3-21-00, 4-17-01, 12-26-01, 5-1-02, 7-15-02, 6-13-04, 11-16-05,________.