Part I Nurse Practice Act 464.001 – 464.027
Part II Certified Nursing Assistants 464.201 – 464.208

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 464

  • Accredited program: means a program for the prelicensure education of professional or practical nurses that is conducted in the United States at an educational institution, whether in this state, another state, or the District of Columbia, and that is accredited by a specialized nursing accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the United States Secretary of Education to accredit nursing education programs. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Advanced registered nurse practitioner: means any person licensed in this state to practice professional nursing and certified in advanced or specialized nursing practice, including certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Agency of the state: means the state and any department of the state, the commission, or any corporation, agency, or instrumentality created, designated, or established by the state. See Florida Statutes 343.1002
  • Agency of the state: means the state and any department of, or corporation, agency, or instrumentality heretofore or hereafter created, designated, or established by, the state. See Florida Statutes 343.805
  • Agriculture: means the science and art of production of plants and animals useful to humans, including to a variable extent the preparation of these products for human use and their disposal by marketing or otherwise, and includes aquaculture, horticulture, floriculture, viticulture, forestry, dairy, livestock, poultry, bees, and any and all forms of farm products and farm production. See Florida Statutes 570.02
  • Approved program: means a program for the prelicensure education of professional or practical nurses that is conducted in the state at an educational institution and that is approved under…. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Approved training program: means :
    (a) A course of training conducted by a public sector or private sector educational center licensed by the Department of Education to implement the basic curriculum for nursing assistants which is approved by the Department of Education. See Florida Statutes 464.201
  • Area served: means Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Authority: means the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Authority: means the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority. See Florida Statutes 343.62
  • Authority: means the body politic and corporate and agency of the state created by this part. See Florida Statutes 343.805
  • Authority: means the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority, the body politic and corporate and agency of the state created by this part, covering Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties and any other contiguous county that is party to an agreement of participation. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Board: means the governing body of the commission. See Florida Statutes 343.1002
  • Board: means the governing body of the authority. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Board: means the governing body of the authority. See Florida Statutes 343.62
  • Board: means the governing body of the authority. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Board: means the Board of Nursing. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Board: means the Board of Nursing. See Florida Statutes 464.201
  • Bonds: means the notes, bonds, refunding bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness or obligations, in either temporary or definitive form, which the authority is authorized to issue pursuant to this part. See Florida Statutes 343.805
  • Bonds: means the notes, bonds, refunding bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness or obligations, in either temporary or definitive form, which the authority is authorized to issue under this part. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Bus rapid transit: means a type of limited-stop bus service that relies on technology to help expedite service through priority for transit, rapid and convenient fare collection, and integration with land use to substantially upgrade performance of buses operating on exclusive, high-occupancy-vehicle lanes, expressways, or ordinary streets. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Certified nursing assistant: means a person who meets the qualifications specified in this part and who is certified by the board as a certified nursing assistant. See Florida Statutes 464.201
  • Clinical nurse specialist: means any person licensed in this state to practice professional nursing and certified in clinical nurse specialist practice. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Clinical preceptor: means a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse who is employed by a clinical training facility to serve as a role model and clinical resource person for a specified period to students enrolled in an approved program. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Clinical simulation: means a strategy used to replicate clinical practice as closely as possible to teach theory, assessment, technology, pharmacology, and skills. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Clinical training: means direct nursing care experiences with patients or clients, or clinical simulation of such experiences, which offer the student the opportunity to integrate, apply, and refine specific skills and abilities based on theoretical concepts and scientific principles. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Commission: means the Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Commission. See Florida Statutes 343.1002
  • Communications services: means the transmission, conveyance, or routing of voice, data, audio, video, or any other information or signals, including video services, to a point, or between or among points, by or through any electronic, radio, satellite, cable, optical, microwave, or other medium or method now in existence or hereafter devised, regardless of the protocol used for such transmission or conveyance. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Community-based clinical experience: means activities consistent with the curriculum and involving individuals, families, and groups with the intent of promoting wellness, maintaining health, and preventing illness. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Commuter rail: means a complete system of tracks, guideways, stations, and rolling stock necessary to effectuate medium-distance to long-distance passenger rail service to, from, or within the municipalities within the authority's designated region. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Curriculum: means a planned sequence of course offerings and learning experiences that comprise a nursing education program. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Customer: means :
  • Dealer: means a person registered with the department as a provider of communications services in this state. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Florida Statutes 343.1002
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation existing under chapters 334-339. See Florida Statutes 343.805
  • Department: means the Florida Department of Transportation. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 570.02
  • Department: means the Department of Revenue. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 464.201
  • Direct-to-home satellite service: has the meaning ascribed in the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Distribution company: means any person owning or operating local electric or natural or manufactured gas utility distribution facilities within this state for the transmission, delivery, and sale of electricity or natural or manufactured gas. See Florida Statutes 348.0001
  • Educational institution: means a school, college, or university. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Enhanced zip code: means a United States postal zip code of 9 or more digits. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Express bus: means a type of bus service designed to expedite longer trips, especially in major metropolitan areas during heavily patronized peak commuting hours, by operating over long distances without stopping on freeways or partially controlled access roadway facilities. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • expressway: means a street or highway especially designed for through traffic and over, from, or to which a person does not have the right of easement, use, or access except in accordance with the rules adopted and established by the authority for the use of such facility. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Federal agency: means the United States, the President of the United States, and any department of, or corporation, agency, or instrumentality heretofore or hereafter created, designated, or established by, the United States. See Florida Statutes 343.805
  • Feeder transit services: means a transit system that transports passengers to or from stations within or across counties. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Graduate passage rate: means the percentage of a program's graduates who, as first-time test takers, pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Examination during a calendar year, as calculated by the contract testing service of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Heavy rail transit: includes metro, subway, elevated, rapid transit, and rapid rail systems. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Home service provider: means the facilities-based carrier or reseller with which the customer contracts for the provision of mobile communications services. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Licensed practical nurse: means any person licensed in this state to practice practical nursing. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Light rail transit: means a complete system of tracks, overhead catenaries, stations, and platforms with lightweight passenger rail cars operating singly or in short, multicar trains on fixed rails in rights-of-way that are not separated from other traffic for much of the way. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Member: means the individuals constituting the board. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Member: means the individuals constituting the board. See Florida Statutes 343.62
  • Members: means the governing body of the authority, and the term "member" means one of the individuals constituting such governing body. See Florida Statutes 343.805
  • Members: means the individuals constituting the governing body of the authority. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Mobile communications service: means commercial mobile radio service, as defined in 47 C. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Multimodal transportation system: means a well-connected network of transportation modes reflecting a high level of accessibility between modes and proximity to supportive land use patterns. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • 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
  • Person: has the meaning ascribed in…. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Person: means any person as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 348.0001
  • Place of primary use: means the street address representative of where the customer's use of the mobile communications service primarily occurs, which must be:
    (a) The residential street address or the primary business street address of the customer; and
    (b) Within the licensed service area of the home service provider. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • 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
  • Practice of practical nursing: means the performance of selected acts, including the administration of treatments and medications, in the care of the ill, injured, or infirm; the promotion of wellness, maintenance of health, and prevention of illness of others under the direction of a registered nurse, a licensed physician, a licensed osteopathic physician, a licensed podiatric physician, or a licensed dentist; and the teaching of general principles of health and wellness to the public and to students other than nursing students. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Practice of professional nursing: means the performance of those acts requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skill based upon applied principles of psychological, biological, physical, and social sciences which shall include, but not be limited to:
    (a) The observation, assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care; health teaching and counseling of the ill, injured, or infirm; and the promotion of wellness, maintenance of health, and prevention of illness of others. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Prepaid calling arrangement: means :
    (a) A right to use communications services, other than mobile communications services, for which a separately stated price must be paid in advance, which is sold at retail in predetermined units that decline in number with use on a predetermined basis, and which consist exclusively of telephone calls originated by using an access number, authorization code, or other means that may be manually, electronically, or otherwise entered; or
    (b) A right to use mobile communications services that must be paid for in advance and is sold at retail in predetermined units that expire or decline in number on a predetermined basis if:
  • Probationary status: means the status of an approved program that is placed on such status pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Public transportation: means transportation of goods and passengers for hire, as a charter service, or without charge, by means, without limitation, of a street railway, elevated railway or fixed guideway, commuter railroad, subway, motor vehicle, motor bus, and any bus, truck, or other means of conveyance operating as a common carrier or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 343.62
  • Public transportation facilities: means property, equipment, or buildings that are acquired, built, installed, or established for public transportation systems. See Florida Statutes 343.62
  • Public transportation system: means , without limitation, a combination of real and personal property, structures, improvements, buildings, terminals, parking facilities, equipment, plans, and rights-of-way, public rail and fixed guideway transportation facilities, rail or fixed guideway access to, from, or between other transportation terminals, and commuter railroads and commuter rail facilities, or any combination thereof or addition thereto, used, directly or indirectly, useful or convenient for the purpose of public transportation by automobile, truck, bus, rapid transit vehicle, light rail, or heavy rail. See Florida Statutes 343.62
  • Purchaser: means the person paying for or obligated to pay for communications services. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Registered nurse: means any person licensed in this state to practice professional nursing. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Registry: means the listing of certified nursing assistants maintained by the board. See Florida Statutes 464.201
  • Required passage rate: means the graduate passage rate required for an approved program pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Retail sale: means the sale of communications services for any purpose other than for resale or for use as a component part of or for integration into communications services to be resold in the ordinary course of business. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Sale: means the provision of communications services for a consideration. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Sales price: means the total amount charged in money or other consideration by a dealer for the sale of the right or privilege of using communications services in this state, including any property or other service, not described in paragraph (a), which is part of the sale and for which the charge is not separately itemized on a customer's bill or separately allocated under subparagraph (b)8. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Service address: means :
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section:
  • State Board of Administration: means the body corporate existing under the provisions of…. See Florida Statutes 343.805
  • State Board of Administration: means the body corporate existing under the provisions of…. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Transit facilities: means property, avenues of access, equipment, or buildings built and installed in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties which are required to support a transit system. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Transit system: means a system used for the transportation of people and goods by means of, without limitation, a street railway, an elevated railway having a fixed guideway, a commuter railroad, a subway, motor vehicles, or motor buses, and includes a complete system of tracks, stations, and rolling stock necessary to effectuate passenger service to or from the surrounding regional municipalities. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Transit-oriented development: means a mixed-use residential or commercial area designed to maximize access to public transportation and often incorporates features to encourage transit ridership. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Transportation authorities: means the department and any entity created under this chapter, chapter 348, or chapter 349. See Florida Statutes 343.1002
  • Transportation facilities: means all mobile and fixed assets, including real or personal property or rights therein, used in the transportation of persons or property by any means of conveyance, and all appurtenances thereto, such as, but not limited to: highways; bridges; limited or controlled access roadways, lanes, and related facilities; docks, wharves, vessels, jetties, piers, and marine terminals; vehicles, fixed guideway facilities, including freight rail, intermodal facilities, and any means of conveyance of persons or property of all types; passenger and other terminals; park-and-ride facilities; bicycle ways and related facilities; pedestrian ways and pedestrian-related facilities appurtenant to other transportation facilities; transit-related improvements or developments adjacent to transit facilities or stations; bus, train, vessel, or other vehicle storage, cleaning, fueling, control, and maintenance facilities; and administrative and other office space necessary for the exercise by the commission of the powers and obligations granted under this part. See Florida Statutes 343.1002
  • Transportation services: means the conveyance of persons or property, including mass transit services such as fixed-route bus service, fixed-guideway vehicle service, paratransit service, flex route or demand responsive service, and the planning and funding of transportation facilities. See Florida Statutes 343.1002
  • Utility service: means electricity for light, heat, or power; and natural or manufactured gas for light, heat, or power, including transportation, delivery, transmission, and distribution of the electricity or natural or manufactured gas. See Florida Statutes 348.0001
  • Video service: means the transmission of video, audio, or other programming service to a purchaser, and the purchaser interaction, if any, required for the selection or use of a programming service, regardless of whether the programming is transmitted over facilities owned or operated by the video service provider or over facilities owned or operated by another dealer of communications services. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • 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