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Inspector General

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The Office of Inspector General is established in each state agency to provide a central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability, integrity, and efficiency in government. [Section 20.055, Florida Statutes]

The Department has developed mission, vision and values statements to guide our work.  To accomplish the mission and goals, the Office of Inspector General (HIG) is divided into two main functions:

(1) Audits
(2) Investigations

Also available are the last three years of our Annual Report

Contact Us


Addresses Phone Numbers

Physical Address:
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Suite 210/220
Capital Circle Office Complex

Mailing Address: 
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin #A03
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1704

Phone (Our Office):
(850) 245-4141

Fax:  
(850) 413-8985

Whistle-Blower Hotline: 1-800-543-5353
Local: (850) 922-1060

Get Lean Hotline: 1-800-GET-LEAN


Before you call us to register a complaint, please make sure you are submitting it to the right office.

 

If you have a complaint against any Florida licensed medical professional, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist or a pharmacist, please contact the Division of Medical Quality Assurance at 1-850-245-4339

If you have a complaint against a hospital, nursing home or other medical facility, please contact the Agency for Health Care Administration at 1-888-419-3456.

If you have a complaint against a restaurant, hotel or other type of business, please contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 1-850-487-1395.

If you have an environmental complaint, please call 1-850-245-4250; unless it deals with mold, in which case please call the Radon and Indoor Health Program at 1-800-543-8279.

If you would like to file a misconduct complaint against a Department of Health employee you may call, write or fax our office.

Complaints that the Office of Inspector General is responsible for investigating include:

  • Violation of law, state rules and regulations, or department policy

  • Fraud, waste and/or abuse

  • Whistle-Blower

Investigations may include Department of Health employees (current, former, and applicants) and contractors


Other important and informational links:

International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Red Book)

Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General .pdf (Green Book)

Agency Inspectors General 20.055 Florida Statutes

Enterprise securityOpens of data and information technology 282.318 Florida Statutes