The Florida Board of Medicine was established “to ensure that every physician practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice.” The practice of medicine is a privilege granted by the state. The Florida Board of Medicine, through efficient and dedicated organization, will license, monitor, discipline, educate, and when appropriate, rehabilitate physicians and other practitioners to assure their fitness and competence in the service of the people of Florida.
The Board consists of fifteen members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Twelve members of the Board must be licensed physicians in good standing in this state who are residents of the state and who have been engaged in the active practice or teaching of medicine for at least four years immediately preceding their appointment. One of the physicians must be in private practice and on the full-time staff of a teaching hospital in this state and one must be a graduate from a foreign medical school. The remaining three members must be residents of the state who are not, and never have been, licensed as a health care practitioner. One member of the Board must be a licensed health care risk manager and at least one member of the Board must be 60 years of age or older.
Licensees of the Florida Board of Medicine are required to renew their licenses biennially in order to maintain the right to practice. To learn more about the renewal process and license requirements, go to the Florida Board of Medicine link. The Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance, now reviews your continuing education records in the electronic tracking system at the time of renewal. This will happen automatically when you renew your license.
offers a free basic account where you can gain access to your official continuing education reords and report any necessary CE. This is an important step in proving CE Compliance at license renewal. Capital Medical Society offers its member a discounted Professional CE Professional Account.
In 1997, the Florida Legislature passed a law requiring the Department of Health to maintain profiles on certain health professionals licensed in Florida. The law also specified the information to be maintained, how it was to be reported, and other requirements dealing with compoling and updating the information the profiles. The Practitioner’s Guide to Completing and Updating the Profile is a resource to assist Medical Doctors, (M.D.s),Osteopathic, Chiropractic and Podiatric Physicians, and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners licensed in Florida in completing and updating their profiles.
HIPAA Federal agency sources:
HHS.Gov- Health Information Privacy
HIPAA Statute and Rule Information:
HHS.Gov- HIPAA Statute and Rule Information
Office of Compassionate Use
Physicians Information (pdf)
Low THC Information (pdf)