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1

A licensee that has been inactive for four years has to complete how many continuing education hours in prevention of medical errors in order to reactivate the license?

A. Two
B. Four
C. Six
D: Eight

D. 8

For each year that a licensee has an inactive license, two hours of continuing education must be completed in prevention of medical errors. With the licensee in this scenario being inactive for four years this would result in a total of eight continuing education hours being required.  

Law reference guide page 22

2

How many months following the date of a licensee’s death must a second publication in a local newspaper occur to inform patients of the availability of medical records?

22 months after a licensee’s death, an additional local newspaper publication shall be posted for a period of four weeks. At the conclusion of that time, one additional month will transpire and then the records shall be properly disposed of.

3

How many months following the date of a licensee’s death must the first publication in a local newspaper occur to inform patients of the availability of medical records?

within one month

4

Which of the following individuals is able to delegate tasks to unlicensed personnel?

A. Both a physical therapist and physical therapist applicant
B Physical therapist but not a physical therapist assistant
C Both a physical therapist and physical therapist assistant
D Physical therapist assistant but not a physical therapist applicant

B) It is the sole responsibility of the licensed physical therapist to delegate tasks to unlicensed personnel. 

INCORRECT ANSWERS:
A) A physical therapist applicant is not able to delegate tasks to unlicensed personnel as it is the responsibility of a licensed physical therapist.
C) A physical therapist assistant is able to directly supervise unlicensed personnel once the task has been delegated by the physical therapist.
D) Neither a physical therapist assistant ora physical therapist applicant can delegate tasks to unlicensed individuals.
 

5

Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding the sharing of a patient’s positive HIV result with their sexual partner?

A. licensee shall not be liable for failing to disclose the information
B. If the patient does not disclose the identity of the partner then a family member of the patient can be contacted
C. Five attempts to contact the partner is the minimum amount that must occur
D. The recommendation to the patient to share the information must be provided by a facility supervisor

 

A) A licensee shall not be civilly or criminally liable for failing to disclose the information to a sexual partner of an HIV positive patient. 

INCORRECT ANSWERS: 
B) Part of the requirements for properly reporting a positive HIV test to a partner is for the patient to disclose the identity. Contacting a family member would violate the patient’s privacy and HIPAA. 

C) There is not a minimum number of attempts that a licensee must contact a partner of a patient to report the positive test results. 

D) A recommendation to a patient to share the information of the positive test to a partner does not need to be provided by a facility supervisor. The licensee that is working with the patient is to provide the recommendation once the positive test is revealed and the identity of the partner is disclosed. 
 

6

How much is a licensee fined for failing to notify the board of a change in address?

$250

7

Which of the following individuals is able to interpret a practitioner of record’s referral?

A. Physical therapist and physical therapist applicant
B. Physical therapist and physical therapist assistant
C. Physical therapist but not a physical therapist assistant
D. Physical therapist assistant but not a physical therapist applicant

C) It is the responsibility of the physical therapist to interpret a practitioner of record’s referral so as to determine what implications it has upon patient care. 

8

How many days prior to the end of a renewal cycle will the board forward a license renewal notification?

A. 30
B. 60
C. 90
D. 120

C) The board will forward a notice to a licensee 90 days prior to the end of a licensure renewal cycle.This will be sent to the last known address of record. By knowing this, the licensee has an idea of how much time is left prior to licensure expiration. 

9

Which of the following violations can result in a $10,000 disciplinary fine for a first offense?

A. Improper delegation of tasks to unlicensed personnel
B. Failure to identify as a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant to apatient
C. Evaluating or treating the wrong patient
D. Not meeting the required HlV/AIDS education course requirement

C) The maximum fine that can be issued for treating the wrong patient is $10,000 for a first offense. 

INCORRECT ANSWERS: 
A) For improperly delegating tasks to unlicensed personnel, a licensee can be fined up to a maximum of $5,000 for a first-time offense 

B) For a first offense of failing to properly identify to a patient as either a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant, a maximum of a $5,000 fine can be given. 

D) Failure to meet the education requirement of the HIV/AIDS course can result in a maximum fine of $3,000. 
 

10

A continuing education laws and rules class can apply towards the requirements for licensure reactivation so long as it is taken within how many months prior to application?

A) Continuing education in Florida’s laws and rules must occur within 12 months of applying for reactivation of licensure in order for it to apply. 

11

A licensee can receive a fine for which of the following amounts for failing to report another licensee who is guilty of violating rules established by the board?

It is each licensee’s responsibility to report violations of the rules established by the board should other licensee’s violate them. If it is not done then a fine of $500 can be issued. 

12

Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding a citation issued for failing to obtain the full continuing education hours in a renewal cycle?

A. false claim of completing the hours results in a $10,000 fine
B. Completion of the hours must occur within 30 days of the citation
C. The fine amounts dependant upon how many hours were not completed
D. License renewal fees do not need to be paid until deficient hours are completed

C) The fine for failing to complete continuing education hours is as follows:
1 - less than 9 hours $300
9 - 16 hours $600
17 - 24 hours $1000 

 

INCORRECT ANSWERS: 
A) A false claim for completing continuing education hours for license renewal is subject to a $2,000 fine. 

B) A licensee has 60 days from the issue of a citation to complete deficient continuing education hours. 

D) License renewal fees still need to be paid. If these are not paid in a timely manner then additional fines can be issued. 

Law reference guide page 30-31

13

A licensee has how many days to notify the board of a criminal conviction?

B) Within 30 days a licensee shall notify the board of a criminal conviction. Failure to do so can result in an initial $250 fine. 

14

How many months does it take at a MINIMUM for an inactive status licensee who continues to practice to be charged with a felony?

A licensee that practices for 12 months or more while in an inactive status is guilty of a felony of the third degree. 

0-12 mo: misdemeanor

15

Which of the following statements BEST correlates to a revoked license?

A.  It is considered synonymous with a suspended license
B. lt is the punishment issued for a first offense of improperly using a laser device
C.   If the licensee desires to practice again, the initial licensure requirements shall be completed
D. A licensee can practice clinically for a maximum duration of 45 days in the status so as to transition a patient's to a new practitioner

C) A revoked license means that the license has ended and is no longer valid. Therefore, if the licensee is given the opportunity to practice again, a new license will have to be obtained. This would mean that the requirements for initial licensure can be required. 

16

True or false:

The delinquency fee cannot exceed what is required for the biennial renewal fee. The renewal fee will not exceed $200. 

True

17

A licensee that has been inactive for four years has to complete how many hours continuing education in order to reactivate the license?

A. 20
B. 30
C. 40
D. 50

C. 40

18

What is the MAXIMUM number of months that the board has to issue a citation to a licensee that has a complaint filed against them?

A citation can be issued 6 months following the date of the complaint. This can be accompanied with a fine as well as instructions on what needs to be corrected to address the issue. 

19

A license that has just become delinquent has how many years before it becomes null and void?

A license becomes delinquent when a renewal becomes due and payment or continuing education hours are not met for one biennial cycle. Following that, the licensee has one additional renewal cycle or two years to renew the license in an active or inactive status before the license will become void and a new license will have to be obtained.