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Inspection Programs

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Specific facilities and professions regulated under the Division of Medical Quality Assurance require inspections prior to beginning practice and/or on a periodic basis. These facilities and professions are as follows:

  • Pain Management Clinics - Annual inspections
  • Pharmacies – Opening, annual, change of location and change of owner inspections
  • Dental Laboratories – Opening and annual inspections
  • Massage Establishments – Opening, annual and change of location inspections
  • Electrolysis Establishments – Opening, biennial and change of location inspections
  • Optical Establishments – Biennial inspections
  • Dispensing Practitioners - Annual inspections (Dispensing Practitioners may include Dentists, Medical Doctors, Naturopaths, Podiatrists, Osteopathic Physicians, Optometrists and Nurse Practitioners. Dispensing is defined as selling medicinal drugs to patients in the office. A practitioner who is only providing complimentary professional samples or who writes prescriptions for a patient to fill at another location is not dispensing and does not have to register as a dispensing practitioner.)

Contact the Investigative Services Inspection Program:
Florida Department of Health
Investigative Services Unit
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-70
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3270
Telephone: (850) 245-4478

  • Inspection Forms

Inspection Forms