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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 of Physical Therapy Practice Vacancies

Posted on September 12, 2016

Public Service Opportunity: The Board of Physical Therapy currently has openings for two consumer members. 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

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

New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Posted on March 24, 2016

Click here to view a full list of bill summaries from the 2016 Florida Legislative Session that may impact your profession. 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

Register and Add Your License to Your Online Services Account

Posted on February 26, 2016

We have updated our online services portal to give you more control to manage your license from your own user account. 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

MQA publishes latest quarterly report

Posted on February 25, 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

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

Many Physical Therapists Facing Discipline Claim They Did Not Know

Posted on February 15, 2016

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

Innovative Tool to Keep Adults on Schedule for Good Health

Posted on January 11, 2016

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

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

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

Healthiest Weight Florida Work to Raise Awareness and Prevent Prediabetes

Posted on February 9, 2015

Roughly 86 million American adults have prediabetes and 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Continue reading

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

Posted on January 14, 2015

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

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

Do You Need To Know How…?

Posted on October 1, 2014

To change your name or address on your license? Where to find Online Services to login in to your licensure account? 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

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

Florida PT/PTA Laws and Rules Exam

Posted on April 23, 2014

The Florida Board of Physical Therapy requires all applicants to successfully complete the Florida Laws and Rules Exam prior to licensure. Continue reading

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

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 fraud against … Continue reading

NPTE Exam Dates and Deadlines

Posted on November 5, 2013

Mark your calendars! FSBPT administers the NPTE for physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) four times a year. Continue reading

Temporary Permit Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on November 5, 2013

How do I request a temporary permit? Who is eligible for a temporary permit? How long is the temporary permit valid? Am I required to take the first available scheduled exam? … Continue reading

Who can PTs Accept Referrals From?

Posted on November 5, 2013

CS/HB 413 – This law amended the practice of physical therapy by allowing a practitioner of record and an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP)… Continue reading

New Background Screening Law

Posted on November 5, 2013

HB 7069 (2010) was signed into law by Governor Crist on May 26, 2010, and contains expanded requirements for background screening for health care practitioners… Continue reading

The Board

Posted on May 31, 2013

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

CE at Renewal – A New Approach to License Renewal

Posted on May 31, 2013

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