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Florida Board of Medicine disciplinary Final Orders and cases is a database to review disciplinary reports from the Florida Department of Health (DOH).
 
Florida Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

ColorCalls
 provides a notification service for health professionals and others in PRN, IPN and other substance abuse monitoring programs.

Dental Education and Consulting Institute
O.S.H.A Florida Department of Health - H.I.P.A.A. - Training/Consulting
5022 Bradford Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32217

Physicians Consulting Group is your Primary Care Adviser. PCG combines the expertise of specialists with a Comprehensive Treatment Plan for your business, your career and your life.

Kathryn Moghadas is a healthcare consultant and educator. She is trained and certified as a nurse and risk manager. She is also certified in compliance, coding and healthcare business consulting.

The Linda Harvey Group is a healthcare risk management consulting and training company that focuses on quality/risk management, patient safety, and regulatory standards.
 

The Florida Nursing Law Manual is an educational resource for nurses that covers pertinent legal topics.

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Florida Information

Florida Department of Health (DOH) is the agency responsible for overseeing health care in the state of Florida.

Florida Department of Health Final Order and Emergency Action Search is a searchable database that contains all final orders and emergency actions that have been filed.

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is primarily responsible for the state's Medicaid program, the licensure of health care facilities and the sharing of health care data through the Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis

Florida Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is responsible for protecting Florida consumers from various types of fraud and enforcing the state’s antitrust laws and also defends the constitutionality of statutes duly enacted by the Legislature.

Florida Secretary of State's Corporate Division's Site get reports on Florida corporations, LLC's, etc., online. Download forms for Florida business entities, check on names of officers and directors, obtain names and addresses of registered agents, file corporate papers online.

Florida Department of Insurance (DOI) is responsible for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance in Florida.

Florida DOI Enforcement Actions is a list of recent disciplinary actions taken by the department against licensees.

The Florida Medical Association (FMA) is a professional association dedicated to the service and assistance of Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine in Florida. The FMA represents more than 20,000 physicians on issues of legislation and regulatory affairs, medical economics and education, public health, and ethical and legal issues.

Florida Osteopathic Medicine Association (FOMA) is the state association of osteopathic physicians in Florida. FOMA was organized for the purposes of advancing the science and art of osteopathic medicine.

The Florida Nurses Association (FNA) supports all registered nurses in Florida through professional development, advocacy and the promotion of excellence at every level of professional nursing practice.

The Florida Dental Association (FDA) aims to improve the oral health of Florida residents, promote ethical practice standards, and direct the evolution of the practice environment through continuous education and advocacy for the dental profession and the public.

The Florida Hospital Association (FHA) supports its members in providing the highest quality of patient care through representation and advocacy, education, and informational services

The Florida Bar provides information on members of the Florida Bar, the sections and programs offered by the Florida Bar, and various forms.


Federal Information

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.

Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the DHHS includes information about programs to combat waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare program.

OIG's Reading Room posts advisory opinions under the Medicare/Medicaid Anti-Kickback Law and lists of persons excluded from the Medicare/Medicaid Programs.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) enforces the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office of Administrative Law Judges conducts formal hearings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act in connection with enforcement and regulatory cases brought by the DEA under the Controlled Substances Act and its attendant regulations.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.


List of Excluded Providers

OIG's List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) is a complete database containing all exclusions from participation in Medicare, Medicaid and all other Federal health care programs.

General Services Administration (GSA) Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) provides a single comprehensive list of individuals and firms excluded by Federal government agencies from receiving federal contracts or federally approved subcontracts and from certain types of federal financial and nonfinancial assistance and benefits.


Health Care and Medical Organizations

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient.

American Medical Association promotes the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health and continues to be the leading advocate for physicians and their patients.

American Health Care Association provides information on long-term care including  issue papers, links to U.S. Government reports and databases, and more.

American Academy of Family Physicians preserves and promotes the science and art of family medicine and ensures high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.

American Health Information Management Association is the community of professionals engaged in health information management, providing support to members and strengthening the industry and profession.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is a home to research centers that specialize in major areas of health care research such as quality improvement and patient safety, outcomes and effectiveness of care, clinical practice and technology assessment, and health care organization and delivery systems. It is also a major source of funding and technical assistance for health services research and research training at leading U.S. universities and other institutions

The American Academy of Medical Management serves as an educational resource in the U.S. for people working in the business side of health care.

American Medical Informatics Association is a nonprofit membership organization of individuals, institutions, and corporations dedicated to developing and using information technologies to improve health care.

The College of American Pathologists, the principal organization of board-certified pathologists, serves and represents the interest of patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.

Institute of Medicine is a nonprofit organization for science-based advice on matters of biomedical science, medicine, and health. The Institute provides a vital service by working outside the framework of government to ensure scientifically informed analysis and independent guidance.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), an independent and not-for-profit organization, is the predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. The organization is frequently referred to as a watchdog for the managed care industry.


Health Law Organizations

The Health Law Section of The Florida Bar posts the latest regulations, Medical Board opinions and other information on Florida health law, regulatory developments and related matters; includes list of all members of the Health Law Section of the Florida Bar.

The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) is an educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field.

The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) provides resources, education and leadership to its members and the healthcare and legal communities.


Legislative Information

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) addresses the security and privacy of health data and establishes national standards for electronic health care transactions.

State Legislative Database Search offers key-word searching of all Internet accessible state legislatures.

Florida Legislature is the official site of the Florida Legislature that includes a searchable database of Florida laws.

Florida Law covers Florida health law and other legal issues.

US Code of Federal Regulations is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

Cornell Law School provides guided access to legal resources on the Internet including primary and secondary law sources and other legal information and directories.

Telemedicine, Technology & Health Law is Alan S. Goldberg's site on telemedicine, health law, fraud and abuse and related issues.

LegalResearcher is updated weekly with new articles, site reviews, and related information. Subscribers of LegalResearcher also receive a bi-weekly e-mail highlighting the new articles and information available on-line.

THOMAS provides Congressional legislative information via the Internet.

Kaiser Family Foundation provides access to resources and information on major areas of health care policy, including narrated slide lectures, research, data, and policy analysis.


Health Care News and Current Events

America's Health Insurance Plans is the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. Their website provides information about health care news and policy updates.

American Medical News is published by the American Medical Association. It delivers news about the medical profession including political/regulatory coverage and information on public health, the medical marketplace, practice management, ethics and legal issues.

FierceHealthcare provides healthcare management news for healthcare industry executives.
 
Health News Florida provides breaking news on health-related stories reported around Florida and provides context for national stories, to show how they affect Florida.

Modern Healthcare provides healthcare business and policy news, research and information.


Publications

Journal of the American Medical Association

American Journal of Public Health
 

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

The New England Journal of Medicine


Advance for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine


PubMed/MEDLINE



Blogs

David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog discusses health law topics and news.

Law Blogs is a directory of legal blogs and attorney blogs.

Texas Nursing Lawyer Blog is maintained by the Law Office of Marc Meyer, PLLC, and discusses Texas nursing license defense, as well as Texas Board of Nursing happenings. 

Me and My Doctor is maintained by the Texas Medical Association and designed so that patients and doctors can have a candid dialog about health care issues

Texas Fire & EMS Law Blog is maintained by the Law Office of Marc Meyer, PLLC, and discusses legal issues impacting Texas paramedics and firefighters.