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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Curriculum: means a planned sequence of course offerings and learning experiences that comprise a nursing education program. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Customer: means :
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means a person registered with the department as a provider of communications services in this state. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • 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 Health. See Florida Statutes 464.201
  • 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
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • 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
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Educational institution: means a school, college, or university. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Enhanced zip code: means a United States postal zip code of 9 or more digits. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Licensed practical nurse: means any person licensed in this state to practice practical nursing. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • 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
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • 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
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mobile communications service: means commercial mobile radio service, as defined in 47 C. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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
  • Person: has the meaning ascribed in…. See Florida Statutes 343.57
  • Person: means any person as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 348.0001
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Probationary status: means the status of an approved program that is placed on such status pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 464.003
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • 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
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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 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
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • 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
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • 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
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • 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
  • 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