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COUNCILS

Dietetics and Nutrition Practice | Electrolysis | Licensed Midwifery | Physician Assistants

DEPARTMENT REGULATED PROFESSIONS/FACILITIES

Certified Master Social Workers | Pain Management Clinics | Dental Laboratories | Paramedics | Emergency Medical Technicians | Radiologic Technicians | Medical Physicists | School Psychologists | Office Surgery Registration

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

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 Practice Registered Nurse
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
 
Compact Upgrade to Multi-State License
Statutory Authorization: 464.009(4)
ORI: EDOH4420Z
 
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

Podiatric Professions
 
Podiatric Physician
Statutory Authorization: 461.006(1)(e), 456.039(4)(a), and 456.039(4)(c)
ORI: EDOH2017Z
 
Certified Podiatric X-Ray Assistant
Statutory Authorization: 456.0135(1)
ORI: EDOH2017Z

 

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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