The rule notice incorrectly stated that the Board determined that small business would not be affected by this rule. A Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs was prepared and the Board determined that small business would be affected by this rule. The following is a Summary of the Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs:
1. The proposed changes will affect any licensed respiratory therapist or applicant who is found to be in violation of any of the newly added sections set forth in the disciplinary guidelines.
2. The costs to be incurred are rule making costs and compliance monitoring when financial, probationary or suspension penalties are imposed upon licensees or applicants.
3. Transactional costs are expected to be incurred by applicants or other entities by the proposed modifications.
4. The new questions are the result of SB 1986 that modified Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes. The proposed rule is expected to impact small business, small counties or small cities since the rule change is being made to implement the new requirements in Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding the statement of estimated costs, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
The correction does not affect the substance of the rule as it appeared in the Florida Administrative Weekly as outlined above.
The person to be contacted regarding this rule is: Allen Hall, Executive Director, Board of Respiratory Care Specialists/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C05, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3255