Florida Telehealth

During the 2019, legislative session, Florida passed into law section 456.47, Florida Statutes, which established standards of practice for telehealth services, including patient evaluations, record-keeping, and controlled substances prescribing. The law also authorizes out-of-state health care practitioners to perform telehealth services for patients in Florida. Signed by the Governor on June 25, 2019, this law became effective on July 1, 2019.

Out-of-state health care practitioners must be registered with the Florida Department of Health to perform telehealth services for patients in Florida. Complete the Out-of-State Telehealth Provider Registration application online, or submit the paper application, found at https://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/files/application-telehealth-provider-registration.pdf
or in the “Documents” link at the bottom of the page.

To apply online, login to the MQA Portal at Login Option – MQAServicesPortal (state.fl.us). Then from the “Choose a Board/Council” drop-down menu, select “Out-of-State Telehealth Providers.” Next, select your profession from the “Choose a Profession” drop-down menu. After making all of your selections from the drop-down menus click on the blue “Select” button.

Out-of-State Telehealth Provider Registration in Florida is for health care practitioners licensed outside of Florida ONLY.

Current Florida licensees are able to provide telehealth services to patients in Florida without additional licensure; please do not apply for Out-of-State Telehealth Provider Registration in Florida.

Online Telehealth Applications – Please go to MQA Online Services to see if your profession application is online.

For questions, contact the Florida Department of Health


Easy access to available forms and applications.


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