License Status Definitions

ACCREDITED - a program for the pre-licensure 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. (CCNE and NLNAC). Please refer to s. 464.003., Florida Statutes.

ADMINISTRATIVE REVOCATION - Administrative Revocation is a non-disciplinary action issued pursuant to subsections 458.3265(1) and 459.0137(1), Florida Statutes. This action nullifies the registration of pain-management clinics when the department finds that the clinic fails to meet certain criteria. A clinic may not operate with a revoked registration.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUSPENSION - An Administrative Suspension is a non-disciplinary action relating to support orders under section 409.2598(5)(b), Florida Statutes, according to which the Florida Department of Health suspends the license upon notice by the Florida Department of Revenue or the circuit court. A licensee may not operate or practice on a suspended license.

APPROVED - a program for the pre-licensure education of professional or practical nurses that is conducted in the state at an educational institution and that is approved under s. 464.019, Florida Statutes. The term includes such a program placed on probationary status.

APPROVED/PROBATIONARY - the status of an approved program that is placed on such status pursuant to s.464.019 F.S.

AUTHORITY VOID - the licensing board or department voided practitioner's license. Practitioner can not practice in the state of Florida and is not obligated to update his/her profile data.

CLEAR ACTIVE- the licensed practitioner is clear to practice his/her profession in the state of Florida. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

CLEAR INACTIVE- the licensed practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida, but maintains a license. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

CLOSED - the status of a facility, establishment or education program that is no longer operating.

CONDITIONAL ACTIVE - the licensing board or department imposed conditions on the practitioner's license as specified in the final order. The licensed practitioner may practice his/her profession in the state of Florida under conditions specified by the licensing board or department. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

CONDITIONAL INACTIVE - the licensing board or department imposed conditions on the practitioner's license as specified in the final order. The licensed practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida, but maintains a license. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

DELINQUENT - Chapter 456 F.S. - the licensed practitioner who held a CLEAR ACTIVE or CLEAR INACTIVE license, but failed to renew the license by the expiration date. The licensed practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

DELINQUENT - Chapter 499 F.S. - this company may submit a renewal application for this permit within 60 days of the expiration date. Once a renewal application is received, the applicant's permit will remain valid until a final decision is made by the department to deny or grant the renewal.

RENEWAL APPLICATION RECEIVED - Chapter 499 F.S. - this company filed a renewal application within 60 days of the expiration date. The permit remains valid while the renewal application is being processed by the department.

DENIED RENEWAL - The licensed practitioner or entity was denied the ability to renew the license because of ineligibility for renewal under section 456.0635, Florida Statutes. The practitioner or entity is not authorized to practice or operate in the State of Florida.

DISCIPLINARY RELINQUISH - the licensing board or department disciplined licensed practitioner, and the licensee offers to give up his/her license to practice in the state of Florida to avoid further prosecution in a disciplinary case. The practitioner is no longer obligated to update his/her profile data.

EMERGENCY RESTRICTION INACTIVE - the licensed practitioner is restricted by emergency order of the department. The licensed practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida, but maintains a license. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

EMERGENCY RESTRICTION ACTIVE - the licensed practitioner is restricted by emergency order of the department. The licensed practitioner may practice in Florida, but has restrictions specified by emergency order. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

EMERGENCY SUSPENSION - the licensed practitioner is suspended by emergency order of the department. Licensee may not practice in Florida while license is suspended under emergency order. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

EXECUTIVE ORDER ACTIVE - the practitioner is clear to temporarily practice nursing in the State of Florida in accordance with and for the duration of Office of The Governor Executive Order 10-06.

EXECUTIVE ORDER EXPIRED - the practitioner is not authorized to practice because temporary authorization to practice nursing in the State of Florida under Office of The Governor Executive Order 10-06 has expired.

EXPIRED (for Radiologic Technologists) - the licensed practitioner failed to renew their license by the expiration date. The practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida. A license that has been expired for less than 10 years may be reactivated. A license that is expired for more than 10 years automatically becomes null and void.

MILITARY ACTIVE - the licensed practitioner, serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, is only authorized to practice in a military facility. Spouses of members of the Armed Forces are exempt from licensure renewal provisions in cases of absence from the state because of their spouses' duties with the Armed Forces. Practitioners with profiles are obligated to update profile data.

TEMPORARY MILITARY ACTIVE - the licensed practitioner has a spouse serving in the Armed Forces of the United States and is authorized to practice his/her profession in the state of Florida for a period of 12 months.

NULL AND VOID - the licensed practitioner failed to renew their licensure status for two renewal cycles, resulting in their license expiring. Practitioner no longer obligated to update his/her profile data.

OBLIGATIONS ACTIVE - the licensing board or department has disciplined the licensed practitioner and a penalty, which may include restrictions and/or additional requirements, was placed on the licensed practitioner. The licensed practitioner may practice his/her profession in the state of Florida under the conditions specified by the licensing board or department. Practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

OBLIGATIONS INACTIVE - the licensing board or department has disciplined the licensed practitioner and imposed restrictions and/or additional requirements. The licensed practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida, but maintains a license. Practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

PROBATION ACTIVE - the licensing board or department has disciplined the licensed practitioner and placed his/her license in a probationary status. The licensed practitioner may practice his/her profession in the state of Florida under terms specified by Final Order. Practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

PROBATION INACTIVE - the licensing board or department has disciplined the licensed practitioner and placed his/her license in a probationary status as specified by Final Order. The licensed practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida, but maintains a license. Practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

REVOKED - the licensing board or department disciplined the licensed practitioner and his/her license was removed. The practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida. The practitioner is not obligated to update his/her profile data.

RETIRED - the licensed practitioner is not practicing in the state of Florida, but maintains a retired license status. The licensed practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida. The practitioner is not obligated to update his/her profile data.

SUSPENDED - the licensing board or department disciplined the licensed practitioner, prohibiting practitioner from practicing in the state of Florida for a specified period of time outlined in the final disciplinary order. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

VOLUNTARY INACTIVE [for EMT/Paramedics] - the practitioner had a CLEAR ACTIVE certification and made a written request to place the certification on INACTIVE status. The practitioner may remain inactive for a period of up to six years. The practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida.

INVOLUNTARY INACTIVE [for EMT/Paramedics] - the practitioner failed to renew at the end of the two year certification period. The practitioner may remain INACTIVE for a period of not more than 180 days, but after that loses the certification. The practitioner is not authorized to practice in the state of Florida.

TEMPORARY ACTIVE - the licensing board or department issued a temporary permit to the applicant. The practitioner may practice his/her profession in the state of Florida under conditions specified by the licensing board or department.

TERMINATED - The status of a nursing education program that is subject to s. 464.019(6), Florida Statutes, no longer offering a program.

VOLUNTARILY RELINQUISH - licensed practitioner elected to give up their license to practice in the state of Florida. This relinquishment does not constitute discipline. The practitioner is no longer obligated to update his/her profile data.

VOLUNTARILY RELINQUISH PENDING BOARD ACTION - the licensed practitioner has offered to relinquish his/her license to practice in the State of Florida and agrees not to practice pending approval of this relinquishment. This offer of relinquishment will be presented to the practitioners board/council to take final action. The board/council will make the final decision regarding what action will be taken against the practitioners license. The practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

VOLUNTARY RESTRICTION ACTIVE - the licensed practitioner agreed to restrictions on license to practice in lieu of emergency action by the department. Licensee may practice in Florida, but has restrictions specified in a voluntary agreement with the department. Practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

VOLUNTARY RESTRICTION INACTIVE - the licensed practitioner agreed to restrictions on license to practice in lieu of emergency action by the department. Licensee may not practice in Florida, but has restrictions specified in a voluntary agreement with the department. Practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data.

VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL - the licensed practitioner agreed to withdraw from practice. Licensee may not practice in Florida while the licensee is under a voluntary withdrawal agreement with the department.

DOH / October 27, 2005 /
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