Take Control of Controlled Substances

Click Here to be in the know on how Florida’s new legislation on controlled substances affects you Continue reading

Teaching Permit Holders – Rule Change Regarding Continuing Education

Effective May 16, 2018, teaching permit holders are exempt from the general continuing education (CE) requirement. Rule 64B5-7.005, F.A.C. was amended to align with the full time faculty exemption in Rule 64B5-12.0135, F.A.C. This amendment does not exempt a teaching … Continue reading

Opioid Epidemic in Florida

In an effort to combat the national opioid epidemic in Florida, in March 2018 Governor Rick Scott signed HB 21 creating new limits on schedule II prescriptions for pain medication. Continue reading

New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Click here to view a full list of bill summaries from the 2018 Florida Legislative Session that may impact your profession. Continue reading

First Quarterly Performance Report Released for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year

The Quarterly Performance Report for the first quarter of the 2017-2018 fiscal year is now available online. Continue reading

Changes Coming to Expedited Licensure for Spouses of Active Military!

Active duty military spouses who hold a dental license in another state may apply for licensure through the Department of Health’s expedited VALOR program Continue reading

Fourth Quarterly Performance Report Released for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year

The Quarterly Performance Report for the fourth quarter of the 2016-2017 fiscal year is now available online. Continue reading

Rule Changes to Remediable Tasks Delegable to a Dental Hygienist

Effective February 27, 2018, a dental hygienist who has received formal training can perform the following task under indirect supervision: Using adjunctive oral cancer screening medical devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 64B5-16.006 Remediable Tasks Delegable to … Continue reading

DEA Warns Public of Extortion Scam by DEA Special Agent Impersonators

The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the public about criminals posing as DEA Special Agents or other law enforcement personnel as part of an international extortion scheme. Continue reading

Board Chairs/Vice Chairs Annual Long-range Planning Meeting

The Annual Long Range Planning meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, April 23, 2018. Please click here for more information. Continue reading