R. 59A-18.002 Definitions
R. 59A-18.004 Licensure Requirements, Procedures, and Fees
R. 59A-18.005 Registration Policies
R. 59A-18.006 Administrator
R. 59A-18.007 Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse
R. 59A-18.0081 Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide
R. 59A-18.009 Homemakers or Companions
R. 59A-18.010 Acceptance of Patients or Clients
R. 59A-18.011 Medical Plan of Treatment
R. 59A-18.012 Clinical Records
R. 59A-18.013 Administration of Drugs and Biologicals
R. 59A-18.017 Supplemental Staffing for Health Care Facilities
R. 59A-18.018 Emergency Management Plans

Terms Used In Florida Regulations > Chapter 59A-18 - Nurse Registries Standards and Licensing

  • AHCA: means Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Regulations 59A-18.002
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Caregiver: means a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, certified nursing assistant, home health aide, homemaker or companion that is referred by a nurse registry to provide services to patients. See Florida Regulations 59A-18.002
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Entity: means a partnership, corporation, or other business organization. See Florida Regulations 59A-18.002
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Financial instability: means the nurse registry cannot meet its financial obligation. See Florida Regulations 59A-18.002
  • Geographic Service Area: means one or more of the counties within the health service planning district, as specified on the license, in which the nurse registry may refer its independent contractors to provide services to patients or clients in their homes or to provide staffing in facilities. See Florida Regulations 59A-18.002
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Independent Contractor: means a person who contracts through a referral from a nurse registry. See Florida Regulations 59A-18.002
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plan of treatment: means written plan of care and treatment, including a medical plan of treatment, signed within 30 days by the physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant to assure the delivery of safe and adequate care provided by a licensed nurse to a patient in the home. See Florida Regulations 59A-18.002
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.