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Medical Quality Assurance Services
For Health care Professionals
The Florida Department of Health, Office of School Psychology, was established to ensure that every school psychologist in private practice in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The Florida Department of Health is responsible for licensing, monitoring and disciplining school psychologists to assure competency and safety to practice in Florida.
Examination Testing Services: Praxis School Psychology Exam Update Related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Due to health and safety concerns for test takers and test center staff stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, all Prometric® test centers will be closed until April 16. If you are scheduled to test at a Prometric test center, visit the Prometric test center closures page for updates at https://www.ets.org/s/cv/praxis/the-americas. Non-Prometric managed test centers are determining their availability on a case-by-case basis. View a list of non-Prometric test center closures (PDF) to determine the status of your scheduled testing site.
Note: You will be contacted directly by ETS if your test center is closed or your registration is impacted for any reason.
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 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.
Licensure Options for Evacuees from Puerto Rico
All applicants must fully complete and submit the required licensure application form. Applicants who have banked their original education and experience credentials with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the Florida Department of Education Certification Office, or with other states of licensure might request documents for the Department's review and determination as to acceptance. Additionally, if a state or territory has submitted official verifications of a Puerto Rico license to any of these entities, the applicant may submit for review and determination as to whether acceptable.
Section 490.006(1)(b), F.S., allows applicants possessing a diplomate in good standing with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) may endorse that credential without the need to provide education and experience documentation.
Further assistance and information may be obtained by contacting the School Psychology Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 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:
1. Get started. Visit www.FLHealthSource.gov and select ACCOUNT LOGIN from the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
2. Register for a new user account. Click "CREATE NEW APPLICANT ACCOUNT". Once on the registration screen, follow the prompts for new user registration using a valid, active email address.
3. Confirm your account. Check your email and locate the email containing your new account user ID and temporary password.
4. 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.
5. 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.
The portal provides access to updated features such as requesting a name change or status change online, adding a secondary practice location, changing a password without having to call and submitting all the required documentation for your license online rather than having to send it by mail.
For more information, detailed guides and frequently asked questions, please visit www.FLHealthSource.gov/mqa-services.
Florida’s Healthy Promise CampaignHealthy Promise Florida is a campaign sponsored by the Florida Department of Health to encourage residents in Florida to make more informed choices about healthy eating and active living this year. Learn more about the Healthy Promise Campaign.
Notice to Licensees About FraudulentDocumentsThe 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.