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Electrolysis

The Electrolysis Council is an advisory council under the supervision of the Board of Medicine and was legislatively established to ensure that every electrologist and electrology facility in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The Electrolysis Council is responsible for licensing, monitoring and educating electrologists to assure competency and safety to practice in Florida. The Board of Medicine is responsible for discipline of any violations of the profession's regulations.

Licensure Options for Evacuees from Puerto Rico

All applicants must fully complete and submit the required licensure application form. Examination applicants are required to provide proof of the required electrolysis training, proof of high school diploma or equivalent and proof of being of at least 18 years of age. Applicants from Puerto Rico who submitted proof of high school diploma or high school equivalence to an approved electrolysis training program may be able to request a copy be provided to the Council Office directly from the training program. Official transcripts, however, must be provided as proof of an applicant’s successful completion of Florida’s required academic and clinical electrolysis training requirements.

Applicants seeking to endorse a valid Electrologist license from another state may contact the Council Office at mqa.electrology@flhealth.gov for more information.

If you hold a license in Puerto Rico, verification will be required. Council Staff will make all efforts to assist with confirmation licensure.

Temporary permits are issued to persons (typically examination applicants) whom the Council determines has met the licensure requirements, has had a licensed Electrologist sign agreeing to supervise them while they are preparing to sit for the licensure examination. Applicants must also provide verifiable proof of having scheduled the examination through submission of formal authorization from Prometric.


**NOTICE** The Board Chairs/Vice Chairs Annual Long Range Planning meeting scheduled for September 18th has been canceled due to potential inclement weather from hurricane Irma. We will reschedule the meeting for October. More information will follow.

Healthiest Weight Webinar: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:00a.m.

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 10am to 11am
Webinar Title:  Chronic Disease Prevention: A Public Health Perspective
Presented By: Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, Florida Department of Health
Description: Chronic diseases are among the leading causes of morbidity, mortality, and disability in Florida. Representatives from the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention will present the four domains of chronic disease prevention framework, Florida-specific chronic disease data, and the Department’s efforts to address diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and advance health equity.

Agenda

Registration Information:

Please register for Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and MQA Webinar on Nov 14, 2017 10:00 AM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7610095295619486209

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

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. Telehealth technologies may be employed for patient care as long as such technologies are used in a manner that is consistent with the standard of care.

If you are a Florida licensed allopathic or osteopathic physician please see Rules 64B8-9.0141 or 64B15-14.0081, Florida Administrative Code, for more specific details about the practice of telemedicine.

You can visit the telehealth report to view the AHCA compilation of its survey and research findings on telehealth.

An Opportunity to Serve Florida: Become a Member of the Florida Electrolysis Council

Learn more about the application process.



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.



Information on Ebola Virus Disease

The 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 Documents

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 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.