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DEA’s suspension of McKesson Corporation Retraction

Posted on January 19, 2017

Please see updated information about the DEA’s suspension of McKesson Corporation and controlled substances Continue reading

Florida Board of Dentistry’s Winter Newsletter

Posted on December 15, 2016

The purpose of this newsletter is to keep the dentistry community in Florida abreast of important updates. Continue reading

Important Notice Due to Hurricane Matthew

Posted on October 5, 2016

Due to impacts from Hurricane Matthew, Governor Scott has issued an executive order regarding the state of Florida Continue reading

Board Chairs, Vice Chairs & Associations’ Meeting Announcement

Posted on September 9, 2016

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) announces the following meetings: Continue reading

Important Renewal Notice

Posted on September 6, 2016

The Florida Department of Health has extended license expiration deadlines for Dental Laboratory Personnel Continue reading

Telehealth Survey

Posted on August 10, 2016

Let your voice be heard about telehealth practices in Florida. The Telehealth Survey lets health care practitioners provide valuable information to Florida lawmakers. Continue reading

New Tool to Report Health Care Provider Complaints

Posted on July 19, 2016

The Complaint Portal is a way for consumers to find the correct agency to submit health care complaints in an electronic and secure format. Continue reading

FREE Webinars Now Available

Posted on July 19, 2016

Learn how to add your license to your Online Services Portal account or report your continuing education/continuing medical education (CE/CME) requirements. Continue reading

New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Posted on July 12, 2016

During the 2016 Legislative Session, HB 221 passed and was signed into law on April 14, 2016, as Chapter 2016-222, Laws of Florida. The bill prohibits an out-of-network provider from balance billing members of a preferred provider organization (PPO) or … Continue reading

Board Mourns Tragedy in Orlando, Gives Thanks to Health Care Responders

Posted on June 17, 2016

As we mourn the tragic events that occurred in Orlando over the weekend, the Division of Medical Quality Assurance joins friends and colleagues in Central Florida and across the state to thank the dedicated health care professionals who have so … Continue reading

New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Posted on June 9, 2016

During the 2016 Legislative Session, HB 1175 passed and became law on April 14, 2016, as Chapter 2016-234, Laws of Florida. Starting July 1, 2016, health care practitioners are required to provide a good faith estimate of anticipated charges to … Continue reading

Important Update Regarding Conscious Sedation and Pediatric Conscious Sedation Permit Holders

Posted on March 30, 2016

Effective April 17, 2016, the Board of Dentistry’s revised Rules 64B5-14.009, Conscious Sedation Requirements: Operatory, Recovery Room, Equipment, Medicinal Drugs, Emergency Protocols, Records, and Continuous Monitoring and 64B5-14.010, Pediatric Conscious Sedation Requirements: Operatory, Recovery Room, Equipment, Medicinal Drugs, Emergency Protocols, … Continue reading

Recognizing Depression among Health Care Practitioners

Posted on February 26, 2016

Recognize when every-day stressors lead to burnout or depression. Learn more about self-care strategies and how to get help by clicking here. Continue reading

ANNOUNCEMENT: MQA Online Services

Posted on February 25, 2016

Services will be unavailable on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9 AM to 4 PM Eastern Standard Time for system upgrades. Continue reading

A New and Improved Search Portal

Posted on February 25, 2016

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance is excited to announce the launch of the new and improved MQA Search Services Portal. Continue reading

MQA publishes latest quarterly report

Posted on February 24, 2016

The Department of Health’s Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) remains committed to developing and implementing strategies to better serve health care practitioners, license applicants and serve health care consumers. In an effort to update MQA’s 22 health care provider … Continue reading

CE/CME Quick Report Feature on CE Broker

Posted on February 24, 2016

Learn more about the new quick reporting feature to report all of your CE/CME hours completed with the same approved organization at one time. Continue reading

Record CE/CMEs before the deadline and be renewal ready.

Posted on January 25, 2016

The Department encourages you to log in to the tracking system before applying for renewal to ensure your information is complete and accurate. Continue reading

Does your CE/CME Provider report Course Completions?

Posted on January 24, 2016

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

Innovative Tool to Keep Adults on Schedule for Good Health

Posted on January 12, 2016

Adults are encouraged to discuss their health screenings and immunization schedule with their health care professionals Continue reading

Fall 2015

Posted on November 2, 2015

Fall 2015

Board Chairs, Vice Chairs & Associations’ Meeting Announcement

Posted on June 10, 2015

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance announces its annual Board Chairs, Vice Chairs and Associations’ meeting. Continue reading

MQA publishes latest quarterly report

Posted on May 27, 2015

The Department of Health’s Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) remains committed to developing and implementing strategies to better serve health care practitioners, license applicants and serve health care consumers. In an effort to update MQA’s 22 health care provider … Continue reading

Important Measles Update

Posted on February 27, 2015

Measles is a highly contagious disease, transmitted by respiratory aerosols when an infected person coughs or sneezes… Continue reading

Florida’s Healthy Promise Campaign

Posted on December 29, 2014

Healthy Promise is a campaign sponsored by the Florida Department of Health to encourage people in Florida to make more informed choices about healthy eating and active living this year. Continue reading

Florida Veteran Health Heroes

Posted on November 10, 2014

The Florida Department of Health honors and supports veterans, members of the military and their families on Veterans Day. Continue reading

Information on Ebola Virus Disease

Posted on October 17, 2014

The state of Florida is prepared to identify and treat patients who may have Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the DEA Rescheduling of Hydrocodone Combination Products (HCPs)

Posted on October 15, 2014

Background On Friday, August 22nd, the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a Final Rule moving HCPs from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II. This Final Rule imposes the regulatory controls and sanctions applicable to Schedule II substances on those who … Continue reading

Board Chairs, Vice Chairs and Associations Annual Meeting

Posted on July 15, 2014

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance announces the first combined Board Chairs, Vice Chairs and Associations annual meeting Continue reading

Summer 2014 – Message from the Chair

Posted on June 16, 2014
All of us on the Board of Dentistry are focused on, and share the same noble goal, to “Protect the Public.” We stand selflessly together, united in this effort. Practitioners retain absolute autonomy to use any and all diagnostic modalities available, including radiographs, … Continue reading

Boards and Councils Liaison Meeting

Posted on June 13, 2014

This meeting includes a review of how the Health Care Boards and Councils
will each play an integral role in Florida’s Healthiest Weight Initiative Continue reading

Message from the Chair – Winter 2014

Posted on January 16, 2014

I am humbled to be elected yet again, as Chairman for 2014. I would like to express my gratitude to my fellow Board members, Board staff, Probable Cause Panel members, Sub-Committee members and Advisors for so generously devoting their time … Continue reading

Many dentists facing discipline by the board claim they did not know

Posted on December 29, 2013

Not knowing does not alleviate accountability. Become familiar with the Grounds for Discipline found in Section 456.072(1), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and… Continue reading

Notice to Licensees About Fraudulent Documents

Posted on December 6, 2013

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is aware that documents reportedly 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

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

The Board

Posted on May 6, 2013

The Florida Board of Dentistry plays a leading role in the State’s ever-changing health care environment. This is accomplished through… Continue reading

Unlicensed Activity – What You Can Do To Stop It!

Posted on April 15, 2013

Over the last four fiscal years, the Unlicensed Activity (ULA) Unit of the Department of Health has received 209 complaints against unlicensed dentists… Continue reading

Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Posted on April 15, 2013

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

Dental Hygienists Administering Local Anesthesia

Posted on March 26, 2013

A dental hygienist under the direct supervision of a dentist may administer local anesthesia, including intraoral block anesthesia… Continue reading

CE at Renewal – A New Approach to License Renewal

Posted on March 26, 2013

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

Changes to Anesthesia Rules

Posted on January 30, 2013

New anesthesia rules recently became effective and expand services. The changes include the ability of physician anesthesiologists and dentists… Continue reading