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Background Screening

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Medical Quality Assurance Services

For Health care Professionals


Initial licensure applications received on or after January 1, 2013, for professions licensed under chapters 458 (medical doctors), 459 (osteopathic medicine), 460 (chiropractic medicine), 461 (podiatric medicine), 464 (nursing and certified nursing assistants), or 465.022 (pharmacies), will be required to submit fingerprints electronically to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and will be retained. All costs for conducting a criminal history background screening are borne by the applicant.

Effective July 1, 2014, applicants and licensees for Massage therapy and massage establishments licensed under chapter 480 will be required to submit fingerprints electronically to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and will be retained. All costs for conducting a criminal history background screening are borne by the applicant.