§ 381.001 Public health system
§ 381.0011 Duties and powers of the Department of Health
§ 381.0012 Enforcement authority
§ 381.0016 County and municipal regulations and ordinances
§ 381.0018 Application for and acceptance of gifts or grants
§ 381.0019 Disposition of equipment and material; transfers to county health departments
§ 381.002 Grant of title to prescriptive medical personal property to client
§ 381.0021 Client welfare accounts
§ 381.0022 Sharing confidential or exempt information
§ 381.003 Communicable disease and AIDS prevention and control
§ 381.0031 Epidemiological research; report of diseases of public health significance to department
§ 381.00315 Public health advisories; public health emergencies; isolation and quarantines
§ 381.0034 Requirement for instruction on HIV and AIDS
§ 381.0035 Educational course on HIV and AIDS; employees and clients of certain health care facilities
§ 381.0038 Education; sterile needle and syringe exchange programs
§ 381.0039 Oversight of AIDS education programs
§ 381.004 HIV testing
§ 381.0041 Donation and transfer of human tissue; testing requirements
§ 381.0042 Patient care for persons with HIV infection
§ 381.0043 Blood Donor Protection Act; blood and blood component donors; confidentiality
§ 381.0045 Targeted outreach for pregnant women
§ 381.0046 Statewide HIV and AIDS prevention campaign
§ 381.005 Primary and preventive health services
§ 381.0051 Family planning
§ 381.0052 Dental health
§ 381.0053 Comprehensive nutrition program
§ 381.0055 Confidentiality and quality assurance activities
§ 381.0056 School health services program
§ 381.0057 Funding for school health services
§ 381.0059 Background screening requirements for school health services personnel
§ 381.00591 Department of Health; National Environmental Laboratory accreditation; application
§ 381.00593 Public school volunteer health care practitioner program
§ 381.006 Environmental health
§ 381.0061 Administrative fines
§ 381.0062 Supervision; private and certain public water systems
§ 381.0063 Drinking water funds
§ 381.0064 Continuing education courses for persons installing or servicing septic tanks
§ 381.0065 Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems; regulation
§ 381.00651 Periodic evaluation and assessment of onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems
§ 381.00655 Connection of existing onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems to central sewerage system; requirements
§ 381.0066 Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems; fees
§ 381.0067 Corrective orders; private and certain public water systems and onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems
§ 381.0068 Technical review and advisory panel
§ 381.0072 Food service protection
§ 381.0075 Regulation of body-piercing salons
§ 381.00771 Definitions of terms used in ss. 381.00771-381.00791
§ 381.00773 Application of ss. 381.00771-381.00791; exemption
§ 381.00775 Tattoo artists; licensure; registration of guest tattoo artists
§ 381.00777 Tattoo establishments; licensure; temporary establishments
§ 381.00779 Practice requirements
§ 381.00781 Fees; disposition
§ 381.00783 Grounds for discipline; administrative penalties
§ 381.00785 Criminal penalties
§ 381.00787 Tattooing prohibited; penalty
§ 381.00789 Rulemaking
§ 381.00791 Local laws and ordinances
§ 381.008 Definitions of terms used in ss. 381.008-381.00897
§ 381.0081 Permit required to operate a migrant labor camp or residential migrant housing; penalties for unlawful establishment or operation; allocation of proceeds
§ 381.0082 Application for permit to operate migrant labor camp or residential migrant housing
§ 381.0083 Permit for migrant labor camp or residential migrant housing
§ 381.0084 Application fees for migrant labor camps and residential migrant housing
§ 381.0085 Revocation of permit to operate migrant labor camp or residential migrant housing
§ 381.0086 Rules; variances; penalties
§ 381.0087 Enforcement; citations
§ 381.0088 Right of entry
§ 381.00893 Complaints by aggrieved parties
§ 381.00895 Prohibited acts; application
§ 381.00896 Nondiscrimination
§ 381.00897 Access to migrant labor camps and residential migrant housing
§ 381.009 Toilets required by department regulations; charge for use of prohibited
§ 381.0098 Biomedical waste
§ 381.0101 Environmental health professionals
§ 381.0201 Technical and support services
§ 381.0202 Laboratory services
§ 381.0203 Pharmacy services
§ 381.02035 Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program
§ 381.0204 Vital statistics
§ 381.0205 Emergency medical services
§ 381.026 Florida Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.
§ 381.0261 Summary of patient’s bill of rights; distribution; penalty.
§ 381.028 Adverse medical incidents
§ 381.0303 Special needs shelters
§ 381.0402 Area health education center network
§ 381.0405 Office of Rural Health
§ 381.0406 Rural health networks
§ 381.04065 Rural health network cooperative agreements
§ 381.0601 Self-derived and directed-donor blood programs
§ 381.06014 Blood establishments
§ 381.06015 Public Cord Blood Tissue Bank
§ 381.06016 Umbilical cord blood awareness
§ 381.4018 Physician workforce assessment and development
§ 381.4019 Dental Student Loan Repayment Program
§ 381.40195 Donated Dental Services Program
§ 381.7351 Short title; Closing the Gap Act
§ 381.7352 Legislative intent
§ 381.7353 Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Closing the Gap grant program; administration; department duties
§ 381.7354 Eligibility
§ 381.7355 Project requirements; review criteria
§ 381.7356 Local matching funds; grant awards
§ 381.739 Short title; Charlie Mack Overstreet Brain or Spinal Cord Injuries Act
§ 381.7395 Legislative intent
§ 381.74 Establishment and maintenance of a central registry
§ 381.745 Definitions; ss. 381.739-381.79
§ 381.75 Duties and responsibilities of the department
§ 381.755 Benefits not assignable
§ 381.76 Eligibility for the brain and spinal cord injury program
§ 381.765 Retention of title to and disposal of equipment
§ 381.775 Applicant and recipient records; confidential and privileged
§ 381.78 Advisory council on brain and spinal cord injuries
§ 381.785 Recovery of third-party payments for funded services
§ 381.79 Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program Trust Fund
§ 381.815 Sickle-cell program
§ 381.82 Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program.
§ 381.83 Trade secrets; confidentiality
§ 381.84 Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Program
§ 381.853 Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research
§ 381.8531 Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research; public records exemption
§ 381.86 Institutional Review Board
§ 381.88 Emergency allergy treatment
§ 381.885 Epinephrine auto-injectors; emergency administration
§ 381.887 Emergency treatment for suspected opioid overdose
§ 381.89 Regulation of tanning facilities
§ 381.895 Standards for compressed air used for recreational diving
§ 381.91 Jessie Trice Cancer Prevention Program
§ 381.911 Prostate Cancer Awareness Program
§ 381.915 Florida Consortium of National Cancer Institute Centers Program
§ 381.922 William G. “Bill” Bankhead, Jr., and David Coley Cancer Research Program.
§ 381.92201 Exemptions from public records and public meetings requirements; peer review panels
§ 381.925 Cancer Center of Excellence Award
§ 381.93 Breast and cervical cancer early detection program
§ 381.931 Annual report on Medicaid expenditures
§ 381.9315 Gynecologic and ovarian cancer education and awareness
§ 381.932 Breast cancer early detection and treatment referral program
§ 381.933 Mammography reports
§ 381.95 Medical facility information maintained for terrorism response purposes; confidentiality
§ 381.96 Pregnancy support and wellness services
§ 381.98 The Florida Public Health Institute, Inc.; establishment; purpose; mission; duties; board of directors
§ 381.981 Health awareness campaigns
§ 381.982 Short title
§ 381.983 Definitions
§ 381.984 Educational programs
§ 381.985 Screening program
§ 381.986 Medical use of marijuana
§ 381.987 Public records exemption for personal identifying information relating to medical marijuana held by the department
§ 381.988 Medical marijuana testing laboratories; marijuana tests conducted by a certified laboratory
§ 381.989 Public education campaigns

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 381

  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Allowable uses: means the intended uses identified in a local government's land development regulations which are authorized within a zoning category as a use by right, without the requirement to obtain a variance or waiver. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appraisal management company: means a person who, within a 12-month period, oversees an appraiser panel of more than 15 state-certified or state-licensed appraisers in a state, or 25 or more state-certified or state-licensed appraisers in two or more states, and who performs appraisal management services regardless of the use of the term "appraisal management company" "appraiser cooperative" "appraiser portal" "mortgage technology company" or other term. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Appraisal management services: means the coordination or management of appraisal services for compensation by:
  • Appraisal report: means any communication, written or oral, of an appraisal, appraisal review, appraisal consulting service, analysis, opinion, or conclusion relating to the nature, quality, value, or utility of a specified interest in, or aspect of, identified real property, and includes any report communicating an appraisal analysis, opinion, or conclusion of value, regardless of title. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Appraisal review: means the act or process of developing and communicating an opinion about the quality of another appraiser's appraisal, appraisal report, or work. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • appraisal services: means the services provided by certified or licensed appraisers or registered trainee appraisers, and includes:
  • Appraisal subcommittee: means the designees of the heads of the federal financial institutions regulatory agencies established by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act of 1978 (12 U. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Appraiser: means any person who is a registered trainee real estate appraiser, a licensed real estate appraiser, or a certified real estate appraiser. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • appraiser panel: includes :
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Architecture: means the rendering or offering to render services in connection with the design and construction of a structure or group of structures which have as their principal purpose human habitation or use, and the utilization of space within and surrounding such structures. See Florida Statutes 481.203
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Automatic renewal commission: means a renewal commission for which the brokerage agreement does not expressly require the broker to perform any additional services in order to receive the renewal commission. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Board: means the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board established under…. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Board: means the Board of Architecture and Interior Design. See Florida Statutes 481.203
  • Board: means the Board of Landscape Architecture. See Florida Statutes 481.303
  • Broker: means a person who, for another, and for a compensation or valuable consideration directly or indirectly paid or promised, expressly or impliedly, or with an intent to collect or receive a compensation or valuable consideration therefor, appraises, auctions, sells, exchanges, buys, rents, or offers, attempts or agrees to appraise, auction, or negotiate the sale, exchange, purchase, or rental of business enterprises or business opportunities or any real property or any interest in or concerning the same, including mineral rights or leases, or who advertises or holds out to the public by any oral or printed solicitation or representation that she or he is engaged in the business of appraising, auctioning, buying, selling, exchanging, leasing, or renting business enterprises or business opportunities or real property of others or interests therein, including mineral rights, or who takes any part in the procuring of sellers, purchasers, lessors, or lessees of business enterprises or business opportunities or the real property of another, or leases, or interest therein, including mineral rights, or who directs or assists in the procuring of prospects or in the negotiation or closing of any transaction which does, or is calculated to, result in a sale, exchange, or leasing thereof, and who receives, expects, or is promised any compensation or valuable consideration, directly or indirectly therefor; and all persons who advertise rental property information or lists. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Broker: means a person who, for another, and for a compensation or valuable consideration directly or indirectly paid or promised, expressly or impliedly, or with an intent to collect or receive a compensation or valuable consideration therefor, appraises, auctions, sells, exchanges, buys, rents, or offers, attempts or agrees to appraise, auction, or negotiate the sale, exchange, purchase, or rental of business enterprises or business opportunities or any real property or any interest in or concerning the same, including mineral rights or leases, or who advertises or holds out to the public by any oral or printed solicitation or representation that she or he is engaged in the business of appraising, auctioning, buying, selling, exchanging, leasing, or renting business enterprises or business opportunities or real property of others or interests therein, including mineral rights, or who takes any part in the procuring of sellers, purchasers, lessors, or lessees of business enterprises or business opportunities or the real property of another, or leases, or interest therein, including mineral rights, or who directs or assists in the procuring of prospects or in the negotiation or closing of any transaction which does, or is calculated to, result in a sale, exchange, or leasing thereof, and who receives, expects, or is promised any compensation or valuable consideration, directly or indirectly therefor; and all persons who advertise rental property information or lists. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Broker associate: means a person who is qualified to be issued a license as a broker but who operates as a sales associate in the employ of another. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Broker associate: means a person who is qualified to be issued a license as a broker but who operates as a sales associate in the employ of another. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Brokerage agreement: means a written contract entered into on or after the effective date of this act between an owner of commercial real estate and a broker that obligates the owner to pay a commission to the broker for licensed services provided by the broker relating to the sale or disposition of the commercial real estate as specified in the contract. See Florida Statutes 475.701
  • Brokerage agreement: means a written contract, entered into on or after the effective date of this act, between an owner of commercial real estate and a broker that obligates the owner to pay a commission to the broker for licensed services provided by the broker relating to the leasing of the commercial real estate as specified in the contract. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • Business of outdoor advertising: means the business of operating, maintaining, leasing, or selling outdoor advertising structures, outdoor advertising signs, or outdoor advertisements. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Certificate of authorization: means a certificate issued by the department to a corporation or partnership to practice architecture or interior design. See Florida Statutes 481.203
  • Certificate of authorization: means a license issued by the department to a corporation or partnership to engage in the practice of landscape architecture. See Florida Statutes 481.303
  • Certificate of registration: means a license issued by the department to a natural person to engage in the practice of architecture or interior design. See Florida Statutes 481.203
  • Certificate of registration: means a license issued by the department to a natural person to engage in the practice of landscape architecture. See Florida Statutes 481.303
  • Certified general appraiser: means a person who is certified by the department as qualified to issue appraisal reports for any type of real property. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Certified residential appraiser: means a person who is certified by the department as qualified to issue appraisal reports for residential real property of one to four residential units, without regard to transaction value or complexity, or real property as may be authorized by federal regulation. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Client: means a person who contracts with an appraiser or appraisal management company for the performance of appraisal services. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Closing: means the delivery, exchange, and release of documents and funds for the completion of a transaction for the disposition of commercial real estate. See Florida Statutes 475.701
  • Closing agent: means the person who receives documents and funds for recording and disbursement in closing a transaction for the disposition of commercial real estate. See Florida Statutes 475.701
  • Commercial real estate: means a fee simple interest or other possessory estate in real property, except an interest in real property that is:
    (a) Improved with one single-family residential unit or one multifamily structure containing one to four residential units;
    (b) Unimproved and the maximum permitted development is one to four residential units under any restrictive covenants, zoning regulations, or comprehensive plan applicable to that real property; or
    (c) Improved with single-family residential units such as condominiums, townhouses, timeshares, mobile homes, or houses in a subdivision that may be legally sold, leased, or otherwise conveyed on a unit-by-unit basis, regardless of whether these units may be a part of a larger building or parcel containing more than four residential units. See Florida Statutes 475.701
  • Commercial real estate: means a fee simple interest or other possessory estate in real property, except an interest in real property that is:
    (a) Improved with one single-family residential unit or one multifamily structure containing one to four residential units;
    (b) Unimproved and the maximum permitted development is one to four residential units under any restrictive covenants, zoning regulations, or comprehensive plan applicable to that real property; or
    (c) Improved with single-family residential units such as condominiums, townhouses, timeshares, mobile homes, or houses in a subdivision that may be legally sold, leased, or otherwise conveyed on a unit-by-unit basis, regardless of whether these units may be a part of a larger building or parcel containing more than four residential units. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • Commercial use: means activities associated with the sale, rental, or distribution of products or the performance of services. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Commission: means the Florida Real Estate Commission. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Commission: means any fee or other compensation that an owner agrees to pay a broker for licensed services as specified in a brokerage agreement. See Florida Statutes 475.701
  • Commission: means any fee or other compensation that an owner agrees to pay a broker for licensed services as specified in a brokerage agreement. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • Commission: means the Florida Real Estate Commission. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Commission notice: means the written notice claiming a commission made by a broker under…. See Florida Statutes 475.701
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Controlled area: means 660 feet or less from the nearest edge of the right-of-way of any portion of the State Highway System, interstate, or federal-aid primary highway system and beyond 660 feet of the nearest edge of the right-of-way of any portion of the State Highway System, interstate highway system, or federal-aid primary system outside an urban area. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal 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.
  • Customer: means a member of the public who is or may be a buyer or seller of real property and may or may not be represented by a real estate licensee in an authorized brokerage relationship. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Customer: means a member of the public who is or may be a buyer or seller of real property and may or may not be represented by a real estate licensee in an authorized brokerage relationship. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Days: means calendar days, but if a period would end on a day other than a business day, then the last day of that period shall instead be the next business day. See Florida Statutes 475.701
  • Days: means calendar days, but if a period would end on a day other than a business day, the last day of that period shall instead be the next business day. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 481.203
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 481.303
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Direct supervision: means the degree of supervision required of a supervisory appraiser overseeing the work of a registered trainee appraiser by which the supervisory appraiser has control over and detailed professional knowledge of the work being done. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Disposition: means a voluntary conveyance or transfer of the title to or other ownership interest in any commercial real estate specified in a brokerage agreement. See Florida Statutes 475.701
  • Disputed reserved proceeds: means the portion of the owner's net proceeds reserved by a closing agent under…. See Florida Statutes 475.701
  • Diversified interior design experience: means experience which substantially encompasses the various elements of interior design services set forth under the definition of "interior design" in subsection (8). See Florida Statutes 481.203
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • employee: when used in this chapter and in rules adopted pursuant thereto to describe the relationship between a broker and a sales associate, include an independent contractor relationship when such relationship is intended by and established between a broker and a sales associate. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • employee: when used in this chapter and in rules adopted pursuant thereto to describe the relationship between a broker and a sales associate, include an independent contractor relationship when such relationship is intended by and established between a broker and a sales associate. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Erect: means to construct, build, raise, assemble, place, affix, attach, create, paint, draw, or in any other way bring into being or establish. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evaluation: means a valuation permitted by any federal financial institutions regulatory agency appraisal regulations for transactions that do not require an appraisal, as such valuations qualify for an applicable exemption under federal law. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Federal-aid primary highway system: means the federal-aid primary highway system in existence on June 1, 1991, and any highway that was not a part of such system as of that date but that is, or became after June 1, 1991, a part of the National Highway System, including portions that have been accepted as part of the National Highway System but are unbuilt or unopened. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Federally regulated appraisal management company: means an appraisal management company that is owned and controlled by an insured depository institution, as defined in 12 U. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Federally related transaction: means any real estate-related financial transaction which a federal financial institutions regulatory agency or the Resolution Trust Corporation engages in, contracts for, or regulates, and which requires the services of a state-licensed or state-certified appraiser. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: means a broker in a relationship of trust and confidence between that broker as agent and the seller or buyer as principal. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Fiduciary: means a broker in a relationship of trust and confidence between that broker as agent and the seller or buyer as principal. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • foundation: means The Appraisal Foundation established on November 20, 1987, as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of Illinois. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Highway: means any road, street, or other way open or intended to be opened to the public for travel by motor vehicles. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Industrial use: means activities associated with the manufacture, assembly, processing, or storage of products or the performance of related services. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interior design: includes , but is not limited to, reflected ceiling plans, space planning, furnishings, and the fabrication of nonstructural elements within and surrounding interior spaces of buildings. See Florida Statutes 481.203
  • interior designer: means a natural person who is licensed under this part. See Florida Statutes 481.203
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Interstate highway system: means the existing, unbuilt, or unopened system of highways or portions thereof designated as the national system of interstate and defense highways by the department. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Involuntarily inactive status: means the licensure status that results when a license is not renewed at the end of the license period prescribed by the department. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • 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: means a written agreement creating a relationship of landlord and tenant with respect to commercial real estate, such that the tenant acquires from the landlord the right to possess the commercial real estate for a specified period of time. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • 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
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Licensed appraiser: means a person who is licensed by the department as qualified to issue appraisal reports for residential real property of one to four residential units or on such real estate or real property as may be authorized by federal regulation. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Lien notice: means the written notice of lien made by a broker claiming a commission under…. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Main-traveled way: means the traveled way of a highway on which through traffic is carried. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Maintain: means to allow to exist. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • New highway: means the construction of any road, paved or unpaved, where no road previously existed or the act of paving any previously unpaved road. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nonconforming sign: means a sign which was lawfully erected but which does not comply with the land use, setback, size, spacing, and lighting provisions of state or local law, rule, regulation, or ordinance passed at a later date or a sign which was lawfully erected but which later fails to comply with state or local law, rule, regulation, or ordinance due to changed conditions. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • 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.
  • Office of Economic and Demographic Research: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Order file: means the documentation necessary to support the performance of appraisal management services. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means a person that is vested with fee simple title or a possessory estate in commercial real estate. See Florida Statutes 475.701
  • Owner: means a person that is vested with fee simple title or a possessory estate, including a leasehold, in commercial real estate that is the subject of a lease. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • 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.
  • 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 88.6011
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Premises: means all the land areas under ownership or lease arrangement to the sign owner which are contiguous to the business conducted on the land except for instances where such land is a narrow strip contiguous to the advertised activity or is connected by such narrow strip, the only viable use of such land is to erect or maintain an advertising sign. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Principal: means the party with whom a real estate licensee has entered into a single agent relationship. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Principal: means the party with whom a real estate licensee has entered into a single agent relationship. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • real estate: means any interest or estate in land and any interest in business enterprises or business opportunities, including any assignment, leasehold, subleasehold, or mineral right; however, the term does not include any cemetery lot or right of burial in any cemetery; nor does the term include the renting of a mobile home lot or recreational vehicle lot in a mobile home park or travel park. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • real estate: means any interest or estate in land and any interest in business enterprises or business opportunities, including any assignment, leasehold, subleasehold, or mineral right; however, the term does not include any cemetery lot or right of burial in any cemetery; nor does the term include the renting of a mobile home lot or recreational vehicle lot in a mobile home park or travel park. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Real property: means one or more parcels or tracts of land located in this state, including any appurtenances and improvements. See Florida Statutes 475.701
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • registered architect: means a natural person who is licensed under this part to engage in the practice of architecture. See Florida Statutes 481.203
  • Registered trainee appraiser: means a person who is registered with the department as qualified to perform appraisal services only under the direct supervision of a certified appraiser. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remove: means to disassemble all sign materials above ground level and transport such materials from the site. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Renewal commission: means an additional commission that may become payable to a broker under a brokerage agreement if a lease subject to that brokerage agreement is later renewed or is later modified to expand the leased premises or extend the lease term. See Florida Statutes 475.801
  • Responsible supervising control: means the exercise of direct personal supervision and control throughout the preparation of documents, instruments of service, or any other work requiring the seal and signature of a licensee under this part. See Florida Statutes 481.203
  • Sales associate: means a person who performs any act specified in the definition of "broker" but who performs such act under the direction, control, or management of another person. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Sales associate: means a person who performs any act specified in the definition of "broker" but who performs such act under the direction, control, or management of another person. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • 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.
  • Sign: means any combination of structure and message in the form of an outdoor sign, display, device, figure, painting, drawing, message, placard, poster, billboard, advertising structure, advertisement, logo, symbol, or other form, whether placed individually or on a V-type, back-to-back, side-to-side, stacked, or double-faced display or automatic changeable facing, designed, intended, or used to advertise or inform, any part of the advertising message or informative contents of which is visible from any place on the main-traveled way. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Sign face: means the part of a sign, including trim and background, which contains the message or informative contents, including an automatic changeable face. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Sign facing: includes all sign faces and automatic changeable faces displayed at the same location and facing the same direction. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Sign structure: means all the interrelated parts and material, such as beams, poles, and stringers, which are constructed for the purpose of supporting or displaying a message or informative contents. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Signature: means personalized evidence indicating authentication of work performed by an appraiser and the acceptance of responsibility for the content of an appraisal, appraisal review, or appraisal consulting service or conclusions in an appraisal report. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Single agent: means a broker who represents, as a fiduciary, either the buyer or seller but not both in the same transaction. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supervisory appraiser: means a certified residential appraiser or a certified general appraiser responsible for the direct supervision of one or more registered trainee appraisers and fully responsible for appraisals and appraisal reports prepared by those registered trainee appraisers. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Training: means the process of providing for and making available to a registered trainee appraiser, under direct supervision, a planned, prepared, and coordinated program, or routine of instruction and education, in appraisal professional and technical appraisal skills as determined by rule of the board. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Transaction broker: means a broker who provides limited representation to a buyer, a seller, or both, in a real estate transaction, but does not represent either in a fiduciary capacity or as a single agent. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice: means the most recent standards approved and adopted by the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Valuation services: means services pertaining to aspects of property value and includes such services performed by certified appraisers, registered trainee appraisers, and others. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • veteran: means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions only or who later received an upgraded discharge under honorable conditions, notwithstanding any action by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on individuals discharged or released with other than honorable discharges. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Voluntarily inactive status: means the licensure status that results when a licensee has applied to the department to be placed on inactive status and has paid the fee prescribed by rule. See Florida Statutes 475.01
  • Wall mural: means a sign that is a painting or an artistic work composed of photographs or arrangements of color and that displays a commercial or noncommercial message, relies solely on the side of the building for rigid structural support, and is painted on the building or depicted on vinyl, fabric, or other similarly flexible material that is held in place flush or flat against the surface of the building. See Florida Statutes 479.01
  • Work file: means the documentation necessary to support an appraiser's analysis, opinions, and conclusions. See Florida Statutes 475.611
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011