Medical Quality Assurance Services
For Health care Professionals
Protect Your License. Know the Law.
Many electrologists facing discipline by the Board of Medicine claim they did not know.
Not knowing does not alleviate accountability. Become familiar with the Grounds for Discipline found in Section 456.072(1), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and possible Disciplinary Actions found in the Electrology Practice Act – Section 478.52. F.S.
Removal of Professional Liability Coverage Requirement for Electrologists Performing Laser Hair Removal Services
Effective November 4, 2014, Rule 64B8-56.002, Florida Administrative Code, Equipment and Devices; Protocols for Laser and Light-Based Devices, has been modified to remove the requirement for Electrologists to maintain professional liability coverage for incidents arising from laser usage. Please take a moment to review the current version of the rule.
Electrologists entering into new protocol agreements may use the updated form available on this website under "Applications and Forms", which has the liability coverage form provision removed. Electrologists with existing protocols on file with the Electrolysis Council are not required to submit a revised form.
Information on Ebola Virus DiseaseThe state of Florida is prepared to identify and treat patients who may have Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). In the event that a patient with EVD is diagnosed in Florida, the Florida Department of Health will collaborate with healthcare partners to ensure appropriate patient care, protocols for isolation, infection control and the assessment of risk to relevant individuals.
For further information on the Ebola Virus Disease visit the Department of Health’s online newsroom or website.
Notice to Licensees About Fraudulent DocumentsThe 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 a licensee or patient. DOH is committed to protecting the integrity of DOH licensees and consumers. The DOH Office of Inspector General is in contact with the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate fraud perpetrated on our licensees.
Should you receive a document that appears to be from DOH, but you believe may be fraudulent, you may contact your local law enforcement agency or you may contact DOH at 850-488-0595 for instructions on how to proceed. Your cooperation and assistance is vital in protecting the continued integrity of DOH licensees and our consumers.