FL Health

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The mission of the Florida Department of Health is to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts. The Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) is responsible for regulatory activities of various health care practitioners, facilities and businesses. MQA makes licensing and regulation more efficient -- so Floridians get to work faster and easier.


MQA determines whether health care practitioners meet minimum licensure requirements. MQA licensure activities include, but are not limited to, preparing and administering licensure examinations; issuing and renewing licenses; tracking licensure conditions and restrictions; monitoring compliance with continuing education and financial responsibility requirements; and evaluating and approving training programs
and continuing education providers.


Enforcement activities include receiving, analyzing, and investigating complaints and reports; tracking licensees’ compliance with disciplinary sanctions; inspecting health care facilities; issuing citations and emergency suspension and restriction orders; conducting disciplinary proceedings; and combating unlicensed activity.

Media Inquiries

Contact the Press Team by phone at 850-245-4111 or by email at NewsMedia@flhealth.gov.