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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GIVES BACK TO MILITARY VETERANS

November 11, 2020

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GIVES BACK TO MILITARY VETERANS 

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GIVES BACK TO MILITARY VETERANS

TALLAHASSEE — Today, the Florida Department of Health announced that since 2013, more than 8,490 military fee waivers have been issued, saving Florida's veterans and their families nearly $1 million. This program is one example of the Department's commitment to serving members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces and their families. This Veterans Day, the Department continues to provide these important services to support those who served.

"Our state's active military and veterans are an essential component of our economy, our communities and our healthcare system,” said Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez. "Programs, such as VALOR, are a small token of Florida's commitment to aiding the U.S. Armed Forces and their families with opportunities in the nation's fastest growing industry.”

"I am grateful and proud to recognize the honorable service of our veterans, active duty military and their families,” said State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees. "The Department is committed to supporting Florida's veterans and I'm proud that we have been able to help thousands of veterans connect with great employment opportunities in health care.”

The Veterans Application for Licensure Online Response (VALOR) system provides an expedited licensing process for honorably discharged veterans. Since July 1, 2014, nearly 1,700 military veterans have been licensed through VALOR across 38 different health care professions.

For more information on VALOR or other military licensure support services, visit www.flhealthsource.gov/valor.

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