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About the Profile

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In 1997, the Florida Legislature passed Section 456.041, Florida Statutes, requiring the Department of Health maintain profiles for certain health professionals online. The law specified the information to be maintained, how it was to be reported, and other requirements dealing with compiling and updating the information on the profiles. Practitioner profiles are required for all medical doctors, osteopathic, chiropractic and podiatric physicians, and advanced registered nurse practitioners licensed in Florida.

The practitioner profile contains required and optional information from the practitioner. The practitioner profile summarizes data submitted by the practitioner that has not been verified by the Department unless otherwise indicated. Required information includes the following:

  • The practitioner's education and training, including other health related degrees, professional and post graduate training specialty (not required for ARNPs)
  • The practitioner's current practice and mailing addresses
  • The practitioner's staff privileges and faculty appointments
  • The practitioner's reported financial responsibility
  • Legal actions taken against the practitioner. This information is verified through a statewide criminal background check every two years, immediately following a renewal cycle.
  • Board final disciplinary action taken against the practitioner.  This information is verified through a search of the National Practitioner Data Bank
  • Liability claims against Podiatric Physicians which exceed $5,000 and were settled within the last 10 years. This information is verified through a search of the National Practitioner Data Bank
  • Liability claims against allopathic and osteopathic physicians which exceed $100,000 and were settled within the last 10 years. This information is verified through a search of the National Practitioner Data Bank

Optional information include whether or not the practitioner participates in the Medicaid program, the practitioner’s email address, professional web page, committees, memberships, professional or community service awards, other affiliations and publications the practitioner has authorized.

Sample Practitioner Profile