Effective date: 8/25/2014
In order to facilitate efficient and cost effective regulation by the Florida Engineers Management Corporation (“FEMC”), the following performance standards and measurable outcomes are adopted:
(1) FEMC shall make a determination of legal sufficiency within 30 days of receipt of a complaint. FEMC is authorized to seek an extension of an additional 30 days from the Chair of the Probable Cause Committee if the circumstances of a specific complaint justify such an extension.
Terms Used In Florida Regulations 61G15-37.001
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
(2) Within fifteen days of receiving a complaint that is determined to be legally sufficient, FEMC shall furnish to the subject or the subject’s attorney a copy of the complaint or document that resulted in the initiation of the investigation.
(3) FEMC shall provide status reports to the Board regarding all outstanding disciplinary cases at every other regularly scheduled meeting of the Board. The status report shall include all legally sufficient disciplinary cases until entry of a final order by the Board. Upon entry of a final order, FEMC shall notify the licensee’s employer of the action taken by the Board.
(4) FEMC shall refer to the board any investigation or disciplinary proceeding not before the Division of Administrative Hearings pursuant to Chapter 120, F.S., or otherwise completed by FEMC within 1 year after the filing of a complaint.
(5) FEMC shall notify the person who filed the complaint of the status of the investigation every six months, including whether probable cause has been found, when the case is agendaed for consideration by the Board and the status of any administrative proceeding or appeal.
(6) At least 90 days before the end of a licensure cycle, FEMC shall forward a licensure renewal notification to active or inactive licensees at the licensee’s last known address of record with FEMC.
(7) At least 90 days before the end of a licensure cycle, FEMC shall forward a notice of pending cancellation of licensure to a delinquent status licensee at the licensee’s last known address of record with FEMC.
(8) Upon receipt of an application for a license, FEMC shall examine the application and, within 30 days after such receipt, notify the applicant of any apparent errors or omissions and request any additional information FEMC is permitted by law to require.
(9) Every application for a license shall be approved or denied within 90 days after receipt of a completed application.
(10) If an applicant seeks a license for an activity that is exempt from licensure, FEMC shall notify the applicant and return any tendered application fee within 30 days after receipt of the original application.
(11) FEMC shall maintain the Board’s web site at www.fbpe.org. All final orders involving disciplinary cases shall be posted on the web site, until the terms of the final order are completed, or until the licensee becomes inactive, retires, relinquishes the license or permits the license to become null and void.
Rulemaking Authority 471.038(3)(n) FS. Law Implemented 471.038(3)(m), (n) FS. History—New 11-12-02, Amended 4-8-07, 9-13-09, 8-25-14.