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DEPARTMENT REGULATED PROFESSIONS

Dietetics & Nutrition | Electrolysis | School Psychology | EMT Paramedics | Radiologic Technology | Medical Physicist | Midwifery

Screening Requirements

The screened professions listed below require background screening at initial licensure and/or renewal of licensure. Fingerprints are required to be submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement electronically. Applicants/licensees are responsible for the screening costs and should be aware that fees vary by service provider. Each of these professions work in various health settings and provide services to Florida's health consumers.

Athletic Trainers
Statutory Authorization: 468.707
ORI: EDOH4520Z

Chiropractic Physician
Statutory Authorization: 460.406(1)(f), 456.039(4)(a) and 456.039(4)(c)
ORI: EDOH2016Z

Massage Therapists and Massage Establishment Owners
Statutory Authorization: 480.041, 480.043
ORI: EDOH4600Z

Orthotists, Prosthetists, Pedorthists, Orthotic Fitters, Orthotic Fitter Assistants, O&P Resident
Statutory Authorization: 468.803(2)(a)
ORI: EDOH3451Z

Podiatric Physician
Statutory Authorization: 461.006(1)(e), 456.039(4)(a), and 456.039(4)(c)
ORI: EDOH2017Z

Osteopathic Professions

Osteopathic Physician
Statutory Authorization: 459.0055(1)(j), 456.039(4)(a) and 456.039(4)(c)
ORI: EDOH2015Z

Osteopathic Resident Physicians/Interns/Fellows
Statutory Authorization: 456.0135(1)
ORI: EDOH2015Z

Medical Professions

Medical Doctor
Statutory Authorization: 458.311(1)(g), 456.039(4)(a) and 456.039(4)(c)
ORI: EDOH2014Z

Physician Assistant
Statutory Authorization: 456.0135(1)
ORI: EDOH4700Z

Resident Physicians/Interns/Fellows and House Physicians
Statutory Authorization: 456.0135(1)
ORI: EDOH2014Z

Anesthesiologist Assistant
Statutory Authorization: 456.0135(1)
ORI: EDOH4510Z

Nursing Professions

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Statutory Authorization: 464.009(4) and 456.0391(4)(a)
ORI: EDOH4420Z

Certified Nursing Assistant by Examination
Statutory Authorization: 400.215
ORI: EDOH0380Z

Certified Nursing Assistant by Reciprocity
Statutory Authorization: 400.215
ORI: EDOH4400Z

Licensed Practical Nurse by Examination
Statutory Authorization: 464.008(1)(b)
ORI: EDOH2550Z

Licensed Practical Nurse by Endorsement
Statutory Authorization: 464.009(4)
ORI: EDOH4420Z

Registered Nurse by Examination
Statutory Authorization: 464.008(1)(b)
ORI: EDOH2550Z

Registered Nurse by Endorsement
Statutory Authorization: 464.009(4)
ORI: EDOH4420Z

Pharmacy Professions

Pharmacy Owner
Statutory Authorization: 465.022(3)
ORI: EDOH4680Z
Exceptions to Screening Requirement: If corporation has more than $100 million of business taxable assets in Florida

Prescription Department Manager
Statutory Authorization: 465.022(3)
ORI: EDOH4680Z
Exceptions to Screening Requirement: If fingerprints are on file with the Agency for Health Care Administration

The following professions are not subject to criminal background screening at initial and/or renewal of licensure unless applying for initial licensure as the spouse of an active member of the Armed Forces of the United States, pursuant to s. 456.024, F.S. Applicants applying for licensure under s. s. 456.024, F.S., must undergo a Level II, fingerprint-based background check.

Acupuncture
ORI: EDOH4500Z

Clinical Laboratory Personnel
ORI: EDOH4530Z

Clinical Nurse Specialist
ORI: EDOH4540Z

Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
ORI: EDOH4550Z

Dentistry/Dental Laboratory
ORI: EDOH4560Z

Dietetics/Nutrition
ORI: EDOH4570Z

Electrolysis/Electrolysis Facility
ORI: EDOH4580Z

Emergency Medical Technician
ORI: EDOH4680Z

Hearing Aid Specialist
ORI: EDOH4590Z

Medical Physicist
ORI: EDOH4610Z

Midwifery
ORI: EDOH4620Z

Nursing Home Administrator
ORI: EDOH4640Z

Occupational Therapy
ORI: EDOH4650Z

Office Surgery Registration
ORI: EDOH2014Z

Opticianry/Optician Establishment
ORI: EDOH4660Z

Optometry
ORI: EDOH4670Z

Pain Management Clinic
ORI: EDOH2014Z

Paramedic
ORI: EDOH4680Z

Pharmacist
ORI: EDOH4680Z

Physical Therapy
ORI: EDOH4690Z

Psychology
ORI: EDOH4710Z

Radiological Technician
ORI: EDOH4680Z

Respiratory Care
ORI: EDOH4720Z

School Psychology
ORI: EDOH4730Z

Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
ORI: EDOH4740Z

Contact Information

Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance
Bureau of Operations - Background Screening Unit
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin BSU-01 Tallahassee, Florida 32399
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