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News About HIV Testing

Posted on January 13, 2017

Click here to read a letter from the State Surgeon General about changes to HIV testing including consent requirements. Continue reading

Notice to physicians whose patients have been evacuated to Georgia

Posted on October 7, 2016

Board Responds to Hurricane Matthew, Authorizes Temporary Licenses for Physicians of Affected Patients Continue reading

Important Notice Due to Hurricane Matthew

Posted on October 5, 2016

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

Board Chairs, Vice Chairs & Associations’ Meeting Announcement

Posted on September 9, 2016

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) announces the following meetings: Continue reading

Telehealth Survey

Posted on August 10, 2016

Let your voice be heard about telehealth practices in Florida. The Telehealth Survey lets health care practitioners provide valuable information to Florida lawmakers. Continue reading

New Tool to Report Health Care Provider Complaints

Posted on July 19, 2016

The Complaint Portal is a way for consumers to find the correct agency to submit health care complaints in an electronic and secure format. Continue reading

FREE Webinars Now Available

Posted on July 19, 2016

Learn how to add your license to your Online Services Portal account or report your continuing education/continuing medical education (CE/CME) requirements. Continue reading

New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Posted on July 12, 2016

During the 2016 Legislative Session, HB 221 passed and was signed into law on April 14, 2016, as Chapter 2016-222, Laws of Florida. The bill prohibits an out-of-network provider from balance billing members of a preferred provider organization (PPO) or … Continue reading

Governor Scott signed HB 375 into law on Monday, March 28, 2016 (Physician Assistants)

Posted on July 1, 2016

Governor Scott signed HB 375 into law on Monday, March 28, 2016 Continue reading

Board Mourns Tragedy in Orlando, Gives Thanks to Health Care Responders

Posted on June 17, 2016

As we mourn the tragic events that occurred in Orlando over the weekend, the Division of Medical Quality Assurance joins friends and colleagues in Central Florida and across the state to thank the dedicated health care professionals who have so … Continue reading

New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Posted on June 9, 2016

During the 2016 Legislative Session, HB 1175 passed and became law on April 14, 2016, as Chapter 2016-234, Laws of Florida. Starting July 1, 2016, health care practitioners are required to provide a good faith estimate of anticipated charges to … Continue reading

Requirements for Physicians Reporting Supervisory Relationships

Posted on March 25, 2016

Reporting requirements for physicians differ from the reporting requirements for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners. Section 459.025 (a)(4), Florida Statutes, states “the osteopathic physician shall submit notice to the board. The notice shall contain a statement in substantially the following form: … Continue reading

Recognizing Depression among Health Care Practitioners

Posted on February 26, 2016

Recognize when every-day stressors lead to burnout or depression. Learn more about self-care strategies and how to get help by clicking here. Continue reading

MQA publishes latest quarterly report

Posted on February 25, 2016

The Department of Health’s Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) remains committed to developing and implementing strategies to better serve health care practitioners, license applicants and serve health care consumers. In an effort to update MQA’s 22 health care provider … Continue reading

A New and Improved Search Portal

Posted on February 25, 2016

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance is excited to announce the launch of the new and improved MQA Search Services Portal. Continue reading

Get the Latest Updates & Information

Posted on February 12, 2016

Emergency Rule Requires Immediate Reporting of Suspected or Confirmed Cases by Physicians. To Follow the Department of Health Zika Virus Updates, Click Here. Continue reading

Register for the Immunization Summit

Posted on February 5, 2016

The summit is for medical providers, educators and community advocates to discuss the prevention and treatment of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and its related diseases. Continue reading

Quick Report CME Guide

Posted on November 20, 2015

Learn more about the new quick reporting feature to report all of your CME hours completed with the same approved organization at one time. Continue reading

Innovative Tool to Keep Adults on Schedule for Good Health

Posted on October 14, 2015

Adults are encouraged to discuss their health screenings and immunization schedule with their health care professionals Continue reading

Safety Alert

Posted on September 29, 2015

This recall is due to the Food and Drug Administration concern over a lack of sterility assurance. Distributed nationwide to patients, providers, hospitals, and clinics
Continue reading

Board Chairs, Vice Chairs & Associations’ Meeting Announcement

Posted on June 10, 2015

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance announces its annual Board Chairs, Vice Chairs and Associations’ meeting. Continue reading

MQA publishes latest quarterly report

Posted on May 28, 2015

The Department of Health’s Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) remains committed to developing and implementing strategies to better serve health care practitioners, license applicants and serve health care consumers. In an effort to update MQA’s 22 health care provider … Continue reading

FDA ALERT

Posted on April 3, 2015

The Florida Department of Health remains vigilant in its efforts to ensure the safety of the public. Currently, the Department is contacting all Florida recipients… Continue reading

Important Measles Update

Posted on February 26, 2015

Measles is a highly contagious disease, transmitted by respiratory aerosols when an infected person coughs or sneezes… Continue reading

February 2015 Chairman’s Recognition Award

Posted on February 17, 2015

During the Board of Osteopathic Medicine meeting in Kissimmee on February 13, 2015, Dr. Joel Rose, Board Chair, presented the Chairman’s Recognition Award. This award is presented to honor those who exemplify the professionalism, moral character, compassion, and intellect essential … Continue reading

Record CE/CMEs before the deadline and be renewal ready.

Posted on January 14, 2015

The Department encourages you to log in to the tracking system before applying for renewal to ensure your information is complete and accurate. Continue reading

Letter to Health Care Professionals Regarding Wallcur IV Solutions

Posted on January 9, 2015

Dear Healthcare Partners: Florida Department of Health is requesting that health care professionals report any administration of  Wallcur IV training solutions to patients since January 1, 2014, whether the patient had adverse effects or not. Wallcur IV solution products have been … Continue reading

Florida’s Healthy Promise Campaign

Posted on December 29, 2014

Healthy Promise is a campaign sponsored by the Florida Department of Health to encourage people in Florida to make more informed choices about healthy eating and active living this year. Continue reading

November 2014 Chairman’s Recognition Award

Posted on November 21, 2014

During the Board of Osteopathic Medicine meeting in Tampa on November 14, 2014, Dr. Joel Rose, Board Chair, presented the Chairman’s Recognition Award.  This award is presented to honor those who exemplify the professionalism, moral character, compassion, and intellect essential … Continue reading

Florida Veteran Health Heroes

Posted on November 10, 2014

The Florida Department of Health honors and supports veterans, members of the military and their families on Veterans Day. Continue reading

DEA Reschedules Hydrocodone Combination Products

Posted on September 26, 2014

On Friday, August 22nd, the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a Final Rule moving hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II. This Final Rule imposes the regulatory controls and sanctions applicable to Schedule … Continue reading

Board Chairs, Vice Chairs and Associations Annual Meeting

Posted on July 15, 2014

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance announces the first combined Board Chairs, Vice Chairs and Associations annual meeting Continue reading

Boards and Councils Liaison Meeting

Posted on June 13, 2014

This meeting includes a review of how the Health Care Boards and Councils
will each play an integral role in Florida’s Healthiest Weight Initiative Continue reading

Emergency Rule Related to Telemedicine

Posted on May 6, 2014

On March 12, 2014, Board of Osteopathic Medicine’s Rule 64B15-14.0081 went into effect wherein the Board set forth standards for telemedicine practice for Florida licensed physicians. Rule 64B15-14.0081(4) specifically precludes physicians from prescribing controlled substances through the use of telemedicine. … Continue reading

Does your CE/CME Provider report Course Completions?

Posted on April 4, 2014

The Department of Health has partnered with certain CE/CME providers using this seal to eliminate the need for licensees to self-report course completion. Continue reading

Influenza

Posted on December 20, 2013

The Florida Department of Health reminds pregnant women, and those looking to become pregnant, that the 2013-2014 flu season is underway and to make sure they get vaccinated against influenza. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated … Continue reading

New Regulation for Physicians Performing Liposuction

Posted on December 9, 2013

Effective January 3, 2013 any physician who performs liposuction procedures in which more than 1,000 cubic centimeters of supernatant fat is removed… Continue reading

Multistate Epidemiological Sterile Injections Investigation

Posted on December 9, 2013

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Continue reading

Notice to Licensees About Fraudulent Documents

Posted on December 6, 2013

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is aware that documents purportedly originating from DOH requesting information of a sensitive nature have been received by members of the public. These documents request licensees share information that may be used to commit fraud against … Continue reading

The Board

Posted on May 31, 2013

The Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine plays a leading role in the State’s ever-changing health care environment. This is accomplished through… Continue reading

CE at Renewal – A New Approach to License Renewal

Posted on May 31, 2013

The Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, will now review your continuing education records in the electronic tracking system… Continue reading