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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.


Telehealth

Florida passed Telehealth, Chapter 2019-137, Laws of Florida, which establishes standards of practice for telehealth services, including patient evaluations, record-keeping, and controlled substances prescribing. The law also authorizes out-of-state health care practitioners to perform telehealth services for patients in Florida upon meeting certain eligibility requirements and registering with the department of health.

The Department is currently working on the implementation of the Telehealth law and expects the application for out-of-state providers to be available in early fall 2019. Please note that a single registration office is being created by the Department that will handle registration for all Florida-licensed practitioners. Registration will not be handled by the individual Boards and Councils. Please continue to check http://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/ for general updates.

For general questions, please contact the Florida Department of Health at MQA.Telehealth@flhealth.gov

The Department has not implemented any specific changes with regard to the Electrolysis profession at this time, however, you may view a brief summary of the Council's 7/1/2019 discussion on this topic at http://www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/electrolysis/meetings/_documents/07012019-minutes.pdf


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.


Notice to Licensees About FraudulentDocuments

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.