Part III: Background Checks on Health Care Professionals

Recently, I saw posted the following on the Florida Department of Health (DOH) website: The following professions are not subject to criminal background screening at initial and/or renewal of licensure:  •Acupuncture •Anesthesiologist Assistant •Athletic Training •Clinical Laboratory Personnel •Clinical Nurse Specialist •Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling •Dentistry/Dental Laboratory •Dietetics/Nutrition […]

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Florida Department of Health: Settlement Agreements, Informal Hearing, Formal Hearing, etc.

I found this brief description by DOH of some key concepts relating to the process by which the Florida Department of Health disciplines the license of health care professionals.  These definitions concisely describe settlement agreements, Informal hearings, formal hearings, and waivers.  From the Department of Health: Once an Administrative Complaint has been filed against the […]

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Part I: Health Care Background Checks in Florida

 If you are a licensed health care professional or an individual working for a health care provider that is required under Florida law to undergo a background screening you may be interested to know that in some instances a prior criminal record may not automatically disqualify you from working in Florida.             In those instances […]

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