Florida Department of Health Temporarily Reactivates Inactive Health Care Practitioner Licenses in Response to Public Health Emergency COVID-19

Florida Department of Health Temporarily Reactivates Inactive Health Care Practitioner Licenses in Response to Public Health Emergency COVID-19

Contact:
Communications Office
[email protected]
850-245-4111

Tallahassee, Fla. — In an effort to ensure that all Floridians have access to licensed health care providers, the Florida Department of Health will temporarily reactivate unencumbered inactive licenses for those who make a request through the Department as provided for in section 381.00315(1)(c)3., Florida Statutes. This offer is extended only to practitioners whose license is currently in an inactive status and not those whose license has been suspended or restricted. Each request is subject to approval by the Department.

“During these times it is vital that all Floridians are able to seek quality medical attention from licensed practitioners,” said State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees. “Those who volunteer to return to work will be a valuable asset to helping Florida during this state of emergency.”

Inactive medical doctors, osteopathic physicians, physician assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, respiratory therapists, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics will have the option to temporarily reactive their inactive license for a period of 90 days to assist during the public health emergency due to COVID-19.

A license that is reactivated under this provision will return to inactive status when the public health emergency ends or before the end of the public health emergency if the State Surgeon General determines that the health care practitioner is no longer needed.

The Department of Health stands ready to assist our health care providers in responding to this pandemic. We appreciate all practitioners who want to help protect the citizens of Florida and serve during this emergency.

 

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.



Originally published at https://www.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2020/04/042320-florida-department-of-health-temporarily-reactivates-inactive-health-care-practitioner-licenses-response-public-health-emergency-covid19.pr.html

business banners

Latest posts

Gordon McKernan and Modesto Partner to Celebrate LSU Baseball’s Home Opener with ‘8,888 Reasons to Rally’ Hat Giveaway

Gordon McKernan and Modesto collaborate to celebrate LSU Baseball's first home game by giving away exclusive "8,888 Reasons to Rally"...

Clever Real Estate Launches Clever Title and Promotes Executive to Lead New Division

With a focus on improving the client experience and reducing administrative burden, Clever Title seeks to revolutionize the traditional title and escrow industry. ST. LOUIS,...

Trauma Informed Academy Students Sing Program’s Praises

Logo for The Trauma Informed Academy Nashville-based program helps staff in RTPs NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, January 25, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Nashville’s...

Are you Prepared for the 2021 Hurricane Season?

Now more than ever, it is important to review your hurricane preparedness plan to adapt quickly to a weather emergency. From useful emergency cultural...

B.E.S.T.’s New IAR CE Courses Help Advisers to Fulfill Mandatory 12-hour IAR CE Requirements

© 1986 - 2024 Broker Educational Sales & Training, Inc. All Rights Reserved. NASAA’s latest IAR CE model rule requirements. NEW PORT...

LENNAR CONTINUES TO GROW IN NORTH FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, ANNOUNCING ITS LATEST NEW SINGLE-FAMILY HOME COMMUNITY, STONEHILL MANOR

FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Lennar, one of the nation's leading homebuilders, announced today plans for Stonehill Manor, its latest single-family...

STATEMENT: Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book Responds to Human Trafficking Legislation Signed into Law

Tallahassee — Today, the Governor signed several human...
celebrity reality tv