Urgent National Drug Shortage

Please Click for Details on the Urgent National Drug Shortage: Lidocaine with Epinephrine and Bupivacaine with Epinephrine Continue reading

Fingerprint Retention Requirements

Florida statute requires individuals who were fingerprinted on or after Jan. 1, 2013 to have their background results retained in Florida’s Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse. Continue reading

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency to Prepare Florida for Hurricane Irma

Due to impacts from Hurricane Irma, Governor Scott has issued an executive order regarding the state of Florida Continue reading

2017 Medical Marijuana Law Update Webinar

You are invited to participate in a free informative webinar hosted by the Florida Department of Health and Office of Medical Marijuana Use. Click here to register. Continue reading

Board Chairs/Vice Chairs Annual Long-range Planning Meeting

The Annual Long Range Planning meeting has been canceled due to potential inclement weather from hurricane Irma. We will reschedule the meeting for October. More information will follow. Continue reading

UPDATE: Medical Cannabis Workgroup

The Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine work on Emergency Rules to implement Senate bill 8-A (2017) Continue reading

Medical Use of Marijuana

Medical marijuana may be used for patient care if it is prescribed by a qualified Florida licensed physician in a manner that is consistent with the standard of care. Continue reading

Third Quarterly Performance Report (QPR) Released

The QPR contains revenue, expenditure and performance measure information from the Department of Health. Continue reading

CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics CEU

E-Learning Tool: Applying Best Practices for Reporting Medical and Health Information on Birth Certificates Continue reading

Telehealth

The use of telehealth technology by Florida licensed healthcare practitioners for the purpose of providing patient care within the state of Florida is not precluded by Florida law. Continue reading