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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Q:

How can I file a complaint against a licensee?

A:

You may print the Complaint Form with the Authorization for Release of Patient Records or call 1-888 419-3456 or (850) 414-1976 to request one by mail. To avoid delays in the process, please complete all sections of the form and attach the requested information. All complaints must be legibly written or typed, and signed.

To file a complaint on a non-medical related business or profession, please visit the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Q:

How can I check if someone is licensed?

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You may use our  License Look-Up Search Screen. The best results often occur when the system receives the least amount of information. Some techniques include only providing the county where the practitioner is located or the last name or the first letter of his name, or select a profession. If licensee is one of our profiled professions, there will be a link at the upper right portion of the screen that says Link to Practitioner Profile. This will take you to practitioner reported information about their education, specialty certification, etc.

Q:

How can I get a list of licensee information?

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To obtain an electronic listing of active and inactive licensee's mailing addresses and license status for DOH/ MQA regulated professions use our Licensee Data Information service. Please note: The department does not maintain email addresses, fax or telephone numbers in the normal course of business.

Section 119.083(4), F.S., requires only that the agency provide electronic data in some common format such as, but not limited to, the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format. Therefore, the download files provided on this page are formatted as ASCII text, pipe delimited.

Financial information, medical information, school transcripts, examination questions, answers, papers, grades and grading keys, which are confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1), F.S., will be withheld pursuant to Chapter 456, Florida Statutes. Social Security numbers will also be redacted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 405(c)(2)(C)(vii)(1).

Q:

If I received a degree from another country, would this meet Florida's educational requirements?

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If your degree is not from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, you will need a credentials evaluation having your degree equated to a U.S. degree.

Q:

Does Florida reciprocate with the state that I am currently licensed in?

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Yes.  See section 468.1705, F.S. for more information.