Dedicated to Securing Florida’s Future

Attention: The Board of Optometry will be holding a special telephone meeting on May 11th, at 9:00 AM… Continue reading

Xiidra Approved on January 20, 2017

Rule 64B13-18.002, F.A.C. adds Xiidra (Lifitegrast Ophthalmic Solution) 5% to the formulary and allows Florida Optometrists to prescribe the medication to their patients. Continue reading

Important Notice Due to Hurricane Matthew

Due to impacts from Hurricane Matthew, Governor Scott has issued an executive order regarding the state of Florida Continue reading

Xiidra Approved; Pending Effective Date

Until the new rule becomes effective, Florida Optometrists are not allowed to prescribe the medication. A notification will advise when the rule is effective. Continue reading

Board Chairs, Vice Chairs & Associations’ Meeting Announcement

The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) announces the following meetings: Continue reading

Telehealth Survey

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

A Tool to Report Health Care Provider Complaints

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

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

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

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