Health Care Licensing at the Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health’s Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) Division determines whether health care practitioners meet minimum licensure requirements.
Florida had more than 1.1 million licensed health care practitioners in 2014. Working in conjunction with 22 boards and six councils, MQA is responsible for all regulatory activities of 200-plus license types in more than 40 health care professions and seven types of facilities. MQA’s three key business processes are licensure, enforcement and information.
MQA licensure activities include, but are not limited to, preparing and administering licensure examinations; issuing and renewing licenses; tracking licensure conditions and restrictions; monitoring compliance with continuing education and financial responsibility requirements; and evaluating and approving training programs and continuing education providers.