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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.
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.
2020 Legislative Update
Click here to view bill summaries from the 2020 Florida Legislative Session that may impact your profession.
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 https://flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/ for general updates.
For general questions, please contact the Florida Department of Health at MQA.Telehealth@flhealth.gov.
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.