Exemption from Disqualification:
In accordance with section 435.07, Florida Statutes, persons disqualified from employment may be granted an exemption from disqualification. The granting of an exemption does not change an individual’s criminal history. It only provides eligibility for employment in a health care setting. An individual seeking an exemption must demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that an exemption from disqualification should be granted. The application will be reviewed and a decision made once all relevant documentation, listed in the Exemption Form Instructions below, has been received. A person is not eligible to apply for an Exemption from Disqualification until:
- He/she has been lawfully released from confinement, probation or other sanction for a disqualifying misdemeanor criminal offense;
- At least 3 years after he/she has been lawfully released from confinement, probation or other sanction for a disqualifying felony criminal offense.
- Persons designated as sexual predators, sexual offenders or career offenders are not eligible for an Exemption from Disqualification.
How to Apply for an Exemption from Disqualification:
Exemption Form Instructions (PDF 121 KB)
Exemption Application Form (PDF 460 KB)