Current through Reg. 48, No. 66; April 5, 2022
The area office shall suspend a provider's certification when there is good
faith reason to believe that the provider has engaged in any of the following:
(a) Submitted false information on the
application for certification.
Submitted a fraudulent invoice for services;
(c) Abused, neglected, or exploited a person
as defined by Chapter 415, F.S., or committed any action that violates the
minimum standards for good moral character set forth in Section 393.0655,
(d) Failed, if an agency
provider, to terminate or reassign a direct service staff person who has
abused, neglected, or exploited a person as defined by Chapter 415, F.S., or
committed any action that violates the minimum standards for good moral
character set forth in Section
(e) Lost a required
professional certification, licensure or registration;
(f) Financially benefited by borrowing or
otherwise using an individual's personal funds; or
(g) Engaged in conduct, whether while
directly performing the services to be provided under the terms of the
certification or not, that adversely affects the provider's ability to continue
to perform his or her work thereunder or adversely affects the Agency's ability
to carry out its assigned mission. This includes any act or acts rendering the
provider ineffective in his or her role under the terms of the certification,
or affecting the provider's ability for acceptance or trust by the Agency,
citizens of the state, clients or individuals. Providers are required to
conduct themselves in a manner that reflects favorably upon the state, the
Agency, and themselves.
(2) The area office shall notify the provider
of the suspension of certification in writing by certified mail. The written
notice shall include the reason for suspension and a statement of the
provider's right to respond within twenty calendar days.
(3) In the event that a provider's timely
response provides the area office with evidence that the reasons for the
suspension were not valid, the suspension shall be lifted.
Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R.
393.501(1) FS. Law
New 1-18-95, Formerly