Does your CE/CME Provider report Course Completions?

Does your CE/CME Provider report Course Completions?

Posted on April 4, 2014

The Department of Health has partnered with certain CE/CME providers using this seal to eliminate the need for licensees to self-report course completion. Continue reading

Information for Physician Assistants: Prescribing in Florida

Posted on March 20, 2014

In Florida, Physician Assistants (PAs) can prescribe, order and dispense mediations. However, in certain circumstances, there are limitations. For instance, PAs are not permitted to prescribe or dispense controlled substances. Furthermore, PAs are not permitted to prescribe the medicinal drugs … Continue reading

Information for PA’s – CME Requirements

Posted on March 18, 2014

In Florida, Physician Assistant’s (PA’s) are required to renew their license every two (2) years.  Now, this can be done online. As part of renewal, the PA must complete CME and upload the completed CME into the CE@renewal system prior … Continue reading

Information for Physician Assistants: Completing the Supervision Data Form

Posted on March 6, 2014

Florida law requires Physician Assistants (PAs) to notify the Board in writing within 30 days after employment, or after any subsequent change in the supervising physician. This means when a PA begins employment, ends employment and when there are changes … Continue reading

Converting to a Limited License

Posted on February 24, 2014

If you are a physician considering retirement, but are not ready to give up the practice of medicine, you may be questioning your options.  Placing your license in retirement status prohibits you from practicing medicine in any form, but there … Continue reading

Board Announces Chair and Vice-Chair for 2014

Posted on January 8, 2014

The Florida Board of Medicine is pleased to announce the election of Nabil El Sanadi, M.D. as Chairman for 2014. Dr. El Sanadi, is the Chief of Emergency Medicine for Broward Health in Ft. Lauderdale and is certified in Emergency … Continue reading

Infuenza

Posted on December 20, 2013

The Florida Department of Health reminds pregnant women, and those looking to become pregnant, that the 2013-2014 flu season is underway and to make sure they get vaccinated against influenza. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated … Continue reading

Notice to Licensees About Fraudulent Documents

Posted on December 6, 2013

The 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 … Continue reading

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Month

Posted on August 12, 2013

Dear Colleagues and Community Partners, The Florida Department of Healths Office of Minority Health invites you to join us in protecting, promoting, and improving the health of all residents and visitors in the state of Florida by supporting the statewide … Continue reading

August 2013 Chairmans Recognition Award

Posted on August 12, 2013

During the Board of Medicine meeting in Deerfield Beach on August 2nd, 2013, Chairman Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah presented a medical student from the University of Miami (UM) with the Chairman’s Recognition Award for exemplifying the professionalism, moral character, compassion, … Continue reading

Multistate Epidemiological Sterile Injections Investigation

Posted on June 14, 2013

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Continue reading

June 2013 Chairmans Recognition Awards

Posted on June 11, 2013

At the Board of Medicine meeting in Tampa on June 7th, 2013, Chairman Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah presented two medical students with the Chairman’s Recognition Award Continue reading

The Board

Posted on May 21, 2013

The Board is comprised of fifteen volunteer citizens appointed by Florida’s Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate to serve the citizens of Florida… Continue reading

Standards for Protocols: Physicians and ARNP

Posted on May 9, 2013

An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is as any person licensed in this state to practice Professional Nursing and certified in specialized nursing practices, including… Continue reading

Board Recognizes FIU Student at April Meeting

Posted on May 9, 2013

At the Board of Medicine meeting in Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton on April 5th, 2013, Chairman Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah presented one medical student with the Chairman’s Recognition Award for exemplifying the professionalism, moral character, compassion, and intellect essential to the … Continue reading

CE/CME at Renewal – A New Approach to License Renewal

Posted on April 17, 2013

The Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, will now review your continuing education records in the electronic tracking system… Continue reading

Risk Management or Ethics CME Available

Posted on March 27, 2013

Risk Management or Ethics CME Available Attend a Florida Board of Medicine Meeting, sign in and earn 5 hours CME in ethics or risk management. WHEN: June 7, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. WHERE: Wyndham Tampa Westshore700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, … Continue reading

Medical Expert Witnesses: Providing Insight and Preserving Integrity

Posted on March 19, 2013

Medical Expert Witnesses are active licensed physicians in the State of Florida who provide valuable insight into medical negligence cases and help regulate the medical profession. In order to become an expert witness in the State of Florida, an active … Continue reading

New Regulation for Office Based Surgery Transfer Agreement Requirements

Posted on March 5, 2013

Effective March 3, the Department will now also accept transfer agreements under contract between the hospital and facility from licensed hospitals within reasonable proximity in offices where the physician performing procedures does not have staff privileges, or a transfer agreement within 30 minutes proximity as required by rule 64B8-9.009(b)1. Continue reading

Board of Medicine Honors Two Medical Students

Posted on February 14, 2013

At the Board of Medicine meeting in Jacksonville on February 1st, 2013, Chairman Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah presented two medical students with the Chairman’s Recognition Award for exemplifying the professionalism, moral character, compassion, and intellect essential to the future leaders of the medical profession. Continue reading

Florida Board of Medicine: Take a Pause

Posted on January 17, 2013

The Board of Medicine’s Surgical Care/Quality Assurance Committee has been reviewing Rule 64B8-9.007, F.A.C. Standards of Practice… Continue reading

New Regulation for Physicians Performing Liposuction

Posted on January 17, 2013

Effective January 3, 2013 any physician who performs liposuction procedures in which more than 1,000 cubic centimeters of supernatant fat is removed… Continue reading

Inspiring Quality in Surgical Health Care

Posted on January 11, 2013

Inspiring Quality in Surgical Health Care – Quality Improvement Programs that Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs Health care quality is a hot topic everywhere today, from infections and readmissions, to preventable errors and public reporting. As surgeons, we have a deeply … Continue reading

Board Announces New Chair & Vice-Chair

Posted on December 17, 2012

The Florida Board of Medicine is pleased to announce the election of Zachariah P. Zachariah, M.D. as the 2013 Chairman of the Board… Continue reading

Electronic Fingerprinting

Posted on December 14, 2012

Effective January 1, 2013, applicants for initial licensure must use a LiveScan service provider to submit a set of fingerprints to FDLE … Continue reading

Human Trafficking

Posted on December 13, 2012

Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. According to international, federal and state law, human trafficking involves exploitative… Continue reading

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Posted on December 12, 2012

Section 893.055, Florida Statutes, requires health care practitioners to report to the PDMP each time a controlled substance is dispensed to an individual… Continue reading

Recognition

Posted on October 25, 2012

At the October 12, 2012 Florida Board of Medicine meeting, the Board of Medicine held two special presentations as part of the ongoing effort to promote the health and safety of both residents and visitors in the State of Florida. … Continue reading

Fraudulent Correspondence

Posted on October 18, 2012

Fraudulent Correspondence Purportedly from Department of Health Investigative Services It has been brought to our attention that someone has been sending out fraudulent letters to pharmacies claiming to be from the Department of Health’s Investigative Services. These forgeries are of … Continue reading