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Cease-And-Desist Notices Served During Operation Jack-O-Lantern

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TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health with support from local law enforcement agencies carried out Statewide Operation Jack-O-Lantern October 8th through 11th. The operation to stop potentially dangerous sales of designer, colored contact lenses culminated in 47 cease-and-desist notices served to individuals and establishments practicing health care without a license. Practicing health care without a license is a felony-level criminal offense in many instances. Treatment by an unlicensed provider is dangerous and could result in further injury, disease or even death. Notices were served on the following subjects: