New Background Screening Law

Posted in Latest News 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 who work in certain facilities, including those regulated by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants who are employed in or seeking employment in facilities regulated by AHCA may obtain more information about the new requirements by visiting AHCA’s Background Screening web page at the address below or by contacting the Background Screening Section at (850) 412-4503.

EXEMPTIONS FROM DISQUALIFICATION
If AHCA notifies you that you must obtain an Exemption from Disqualification from the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice, as a result of your background screening report, you will need to download and complete the form provided on its website

The application should then be submitted to the Physical Therapy Practice Board office, along with all required supporting documentation, at the following address:

Florida Department of Health
Division of Medical Quality Assurance
Medical Therapies Unit/PT
4052 Bald Cypress Way BIN C-05
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3255

Upon receipt, Board staff will review the application and documentation to ensure that all required information has been received and will place consideration of the application on the next scheduled Board meeting agenda. You will receive a formal meeting notice from the Board office once the application has been agendaed.



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