Council of Medical Physicists
Medical Quality Assurance Services
For Health care Professionals
The Advisory Council of Medical Physicists is an advisory council to the Department of Health (DOH), and was legislatively established to assist the department by recommending rules, practice standards consistent with the Guidelines for Ethical Practice for Medical Physicists prepared by the American Association of Physicsts in Medicine, disciplinary guidelines, and continuing education requirements for licensed medical physicists.
Many Medical Physicists Facing Discipline by the Department 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 Medical Physicist Practice Act – Section 483.901(6)(g), F.S.
New MQA Online Services Portal is Here
When you use the new MQA Online Services Portal for the first time, you will be required to register for a new user account and link your existing health care licenses or previously submitted applications to your account. This is a one-time process that takes approximately 5-10 minutes. Just follow these five easy steps:
- Get started. Visit www.FLHealthSource.gov and select ONLINE SERVICES from the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
- Register for a new user account. Click “REGISTER” and select your Board and Profession from the dropdown menu (Note: not all boards and professions are available for registration at this time). Once on the registration screen, follow the prompts for new user registration using a valid, active email address.
- Confirm your account. Check your email and locate the email containing your new account user ID and temporary password.
- Login to your new account. Using your temporary password and user ID provided in the email, log in to your account. You will be prompted to create a new password for your account. Enter the temporary password in the “Old Password” field and create a new password based on the provided guidelines.
- Link your license to your account. Once logged in, you will be prompted to link any existing health care licenses and previously submitted applications to your account or apply for a new license. Follow the MQA Online Quick Start prompts to link, or onboard, your license or application using your social security number, date of birth, and mailing address zip code. If you are a new applicant, select “No” and follow the prompts to apply for a health care practitioner license.
For more information, detailed guides and frequently asked questions, please visit www.FLHealthSource.gov/mqa-services.
Notice to Licensees About Fraudulent DocumentsThe department 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.