(1) A person may not:

(a) Make a false or fraudulent statement in any application, affidavit, or statement presented to the department.

Attorney's Note

Under the Florida Statutes, punishments for crimes depend on the classification. In the case of this section:
misdemeanor of the second degreeup to 60 daysup to $500
For details, see Fla. Stat. § 775.082(4)(b)

Terms Used In Florida Statutes 483.916

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 483.913
  • Genetic counselor: means a person licensed under this part to practice genetic counseling. See Florida Statutes 483.913
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
(b) Practice genetic counseling or hold himself or herself out as a genetic counselor or as being able to practice genetic counseling or to render genetic counseling services without a license issued under this part unless exempt from licensure under this part.
(c) Use the title “genetic counselor” or any other title, designation, words, letters, abbreviations, or device tending to indicate that the person is authorized to practice genetic counseling unless that person holds a current license as a genetic counselor issued under this part or is exempt from licensure under this part.
(2) A person who violates this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.