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Florida Statutes § 459.015

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“Grounds for disciplinary action; action by the board and department under the regulation of professions and occupations law”

The Board of Osteopathic Medicine may deny an osteopathic physician’s license or impose disciplinary sanctions for a variety of grounds including:

  • Failing to report to the Department of Health any violation of the department or the board’s rules by another health care professional;
  • Making or filing a report which the osteopathic physician knows to be false or failing to comply with reporting requirements;
  • Paying or receiving any commission, bonus, kickback, or rebate or engaging in any split-fee arrangement with another health care professional or entity for patient referrals;
  • Refusing to provide health care based on a patient’s participation in litigation or disciplinary action against a health care professional;
  • Engaging in sexual activity with a patient;
  • Making deceptive representations in the practice of osteopathic medicine;
  • Soliciting patients through the use of fraud, intimidation, or undue influence;
  • Fraudulently altering or destroying patient records;
  • Being unable to practice osteopathic medicine because of substance abuse; and
  • Committing medical malpractice.

Current as of June 2015