§ 400.6005 Legislative findings and intent
§ 400.601 Definitions
§ 400.602 Licensure required; prohibited acts; exemptions; display, transferability of license
§ 400.6045 Patients with Alzheimer’s disease or other related disorders; staff training requirements; certain disclosures
§ 400.605 Administration; forms; fees; rules; inspections; fines
§ 400.60501 Outcome measures; adoption of federal quality measures; public reporting; annual report
§ 400.6051 Construction and renovation; requirements
§ 400.606 License; application; renewal; conditional license or permit; certificate of need
§ 400.6065 Background screening
§ 400.607 Denial, suspension, revocation of license; emergency actions; imposition of administrative fine; grounds
§ 400.6085 Contractual services
§ 400.609 Hospice services
§ 400.6095 Patient admission; assessment; plan of care; discharge; death
§ 400.6096 Disposal of prescribed controlled substances following the death of a patient in the home
§ 400.610 Administration and management of a hospice
§ 400.6105 Staffing and personnel
§ 400.611 Interdisciplinary records of care; confidentiality; release of records

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 400 > Part IV

  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Board: means the Board of Pilot Commissioners. See Florida Statutes 400.487
  • certificate: means the document issued by the board under seal of the department to pilots. See Florida Statutes 400.487
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 400.487
  • Department: means the Department of Elderly Affairs. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Hospice: means a centrally administered corporation or a limited liability company that provides a continuum of palliative and supportive care for the terminally ill patient and his or her family. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • Hospice care team: means an interdisciplinary team of qualified professionals and volunteers who, in consultation with the patient, the patient's family, and the patient's primary or attending physician, collectively assess, coordinate, and provide the appropriate palliative and supportive care to hospice patients and their families. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • Hospice residential unit: means a homelike living facility, other than a facility licensed under other parts of this chapter, under chapter 395, or under chapter 429, that is operated by a hospice for the benefit of its patients and is considered by a patient who lives there to be his or her primary residence. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • Hospice services: means items and services furnished to a patient and family by a hospice, or by others under arrangements with such a program, in a place of temporary or permanent residence used as the patient's home for the purpose of maintaining the patient at home; or, if the patient needs short-term institutionalization, the services shall be furnished in cooperation with those contracted institutions or in the hospice inpatient facility. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • 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.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Patient: means the terminally ill individual receiving hospice services. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • 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
  • Pilot: means a licensed state pilot or a certificated deputy pilot. See Florida Statutes 400.487
  • Pilotage: means the compensation fixed by the Pilotage Rate Review Committee which is payable by a vessel, its owners, agents, charterers, or consignees to one or more pilots in the port where piloting is performed. See Florida Statutes 400.487
  • Piloting: means the acts of pilots in conducting vessels through the pilotage waters of the state. See Florida Statutes 400.487
  • Plan of care: means a written assessment by the hospice of each patient's and family's needs and preferences, and the services to be provided by the hospice to meet those needs. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • 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.
  • Port: means any place in the state into which vessels enter or depart and includes, without limitation, Fernandina, Nassau Inlet, Jacksonville, St. See Florida Statutes 400.487
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Terminally ill: means that the patient has a medical prognosis that his or her life expectancy is 1 year or less if the illness runs its normal course. See Florida Statutes 400.601
  • Vessel: includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water. See Florida Statutes 400.487
  • 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