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Cease-And-Desist Notices Served During Operation Jack-O-Lantern

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

October 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2014

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVES CEASE-AND-DESIST NOTICES DURING OPERATION JACK-O-LANTERN
~ Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves 47 cease-and-desist notices on October 11th ~

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health with support from local law enforcement agencies carried out Statewide Operation Jack-O-Lantern October 8th through 11th. The operation to stop potentially dangerous sales of designer, colored contact lenses culminated in 47 cease-and-desist notices served to individuals and establishments practicing health care without a license. Practicing health care without a license is a felony-level criminal offense in many instances. Treatment by an unlicensed provider is dangerous and could result in further injury, disease or even death. Notices were served on the following subjects:

  • Elegant Beauty Supplies, Orlando
  • D&J Beauty Supply, Kissimmee
  • Dollar Worth, Orlando
  • Dollar & Up, Orlando
  • #1 Beauty Supply Store, Orlando
  • Dollar Store, Orlando
  • Beauty Exchange, Orlando
  • Landon Inc., Miami
  • Lena Hair & Wigs, Miami
  • Bijou Hair and Wigs, Miami
  • 305 Beauty Supply Corp, Miami
  • H & S Optical, Cutler Bay
  • Elegant Beauty Supplies, Tampa
  • Diva Beauty Supply #1, Tampa
  • Elegant Beauty Supplies, Tampa
  • J-Lo Beauty Supply #2, Tampa
  • Diamond Beauty Supply, Tampa
  • Absolutely Fabulous Accessories, Port Richey
  • L&C Jewelry Wholesale, Tampa
  • AZIZ Discount Beauty Supply, Fort Lauderdale
  • Elegant Beauty Supplies, Fort Lauderdale
  • Beauty Supplies & 99 Stuff Inc., Wilton Manors
  • AZIZ Discount Beauty Supply, Oakland Park
  • Lamia Enterprises Inc. dba Kingston Market, Lauderhill
  • Bismilla Beauty Supply, Oakland Park
  • Diamond Girl Beauty Supply, Fort Lauderdale
  • Diamond Girl #2 Beauty Supply, Fort Lauderdale
  • Glamour Tress.com, Lauderhill
  • Quick Stop Food Store, Saint Petersburg
  • Sunnys Beauty and Fashion, Saint Petersburg
  • 4th Street Beauty Supply, Saint Petersburg
  • Discount Beauty Supply, Saint Petersburg
  • Dash in Dash Out, Saint Petersburg
  • 6S Boutique, Saint Petersburg
  • Discount Beauty Supply, Orlando
  • Abradel Beauty Supply, Orlando
  • Miami Twice, Miami
  • Amira Beauty Supply, Cutler Bay
  • Beauty Outlet, Jacksonville
  • Sun Beauty Supply (CJ Beauty Supply), Jacksonville
  • Golfair Shell Gas Station, Jacksonville
  • Star Beauty Supply, Jacksonville
  • Amy Beauty Supply, Jacksonville
  • 2 U Beauty Supply, Jacksonville
  • Hit it Beauty Supply, Jacksonville
  • J. J. Beauty Supply, Jacksonville
  • Monarch Beauty Supply, Jacksonville

The Department’s Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) Unlicensed Activity (ULA) program, under authority of Florida Statute 456.065, protects Florida residents and visitors from the potentially serious consequences of receiving health care services from an unlicensed person. The ULA program investigates all unlicensed health care activity complaints and allegations, and works in conjunction with law enforcement and the state attorney’s offices to prosecute individuals practicing without a license.

The Department has several resources to combat unlicensed activity:

  • Consumers are encouraged to use DOH’s website, www.flhealthsource.gov, where they can conveniently view the license information of their health care practitioner.
  • Complaints may be filed anonymously by completing and mailing the complaint form on the DOH website, emailing HALTULA@doh.state.fl.us or calling 1-877-HALT-ULA.

The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. During 2014, the Department is recognizing 125 years of public health in Florida with educational opportunities and events. Please visit www.FLHealth125.gov for more information.

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