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Florida Physical Therapy Unprofessional Conduct

Unprofessional Conduct

Unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety;

Obtain license by bribery or deceit;

Fraud in the practice or obtaining license by fraudulent misrepresentations;

Obtain license by Department or Board error;

Guilt of a crime that relates to the practice or the ability to practice;

Treatment of ailments by means other than physical therapy;

Failure to maintain acceptable standards of practice as set forth in rules;

Engage in unlawful fee splitting or solicitation;

License acted against in another jurisdiction;

Violation of an Order or subpoena;

Negligent filing of false report;

Willful filing of false report, impeding, or inducing another to file false report;

Practice or offer to practice beyond the scope permitted or competent to perform;

Violation of this chapter, Chapter 456, F.S., or any related rules;

Misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent representations;

Improper use of laser device;

Failure to comply with HIV/AIDS course requirements;

Civil liability found for filing a false report against another licensee;

Failure to report health care violator;

Aiding unlicensed practice;

Failure to perform statutory or legal obligation;

Misrepresentations/trick or scheme;

Exploit patient for financial gain;

Improper delegation;

Improper interference with investigation, inspection, or discipline;

Sexual misconduct;

Failure to comply with 30-day notification of convictions and nolo pleas;

Positive results on drug screening;

Wrong patient, site, or unnecessary treatment;

Being terminated from or failing to successfully complete an impaired practitioners treatment program;

Practicing on a delinquent license, inactive status license and retired status license;

Failing to identify through written notice or orally to a patient the type of license under which the practitioner is practicing;

Being convicted of, or entering a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a crime under 18 U.S.C. s. 669, ss. 285-287, s. 371, s. 1001, s. 1035, s. 1341, s. 1343, s. 1347, s. 1349, or s. 1518, or 42 U.S.C. ss. 1320a-7b, relating to the Medicaid;

Failing to return an overpayment from the Medicaid program;

Being terminated from the state Medicaid program pursuant to Section 409.913, F.S.;

Being convicted of, or entering a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a crime related to health care fraud. If the crime is a felony under Chapters 409 and 817, F.S., 21 U.S.C. ss. 801-970, or 42 U.S.C. ss. 1395-1396; and

Willfully failing to comply with Section 627.64194 or 641.513, F.S., with such frequency as to indicate a general business practice.

Is there a law/rule against fee-splitting?

Engaging directly or indirectly in the dividing, transferring, assigning, rebating, or refunding of fees received for professional services, or having been found to profit by means of a credit or other valuable consideration, such as an unearned commission, discount, or gratuity, with any person referring a patient or with any relative or business associate of the referring person. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the members of any regularly and properly organized business entity which is comprised of physical therapists and which is recognized under the laws of this state from making any division of their total fees among themselves as they determine necessary.


Fla. Stat. ยง 486.125

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