Laws and Rules for Florida Healthcare Practitioners

Activity Release: 02/27/2021 Activity Expiration:02/26/2023

ACTIVITY NEED/PURPOSE:

The purpose of this continuing education activity is to provide an overview of laws and rules governing Florida allopathic and osteopathic physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, and physician and anesthesiology assistants in order to facilitate compliance and improve patient care. Information contained in this activity is intended for use as a learning tool to promote understanding of laws and rules applied to the practice of healthcare practitioners licensed in Florida.

AUDIENCE:

This CME activity is accredited for allopathic and osteopathic physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, and physician and anesthesiology assistants. This activity meets Florida Board of Nursing licensure requirement for advanced practice registered nurses.

OBJECTIVES:

At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants will be able to:

1. Explain the licensing and regulation processes for healthcare practitioners in Florida.

2. Describe the three bureaus of the Division of Medical Quality Assurance under the Florida Department of Health.

3. Define the meaning of the term ‘legally sufficient’ complaint against healthcare practitioners.

4. Discuss Florida regulations relative to practice standards for providing telehealth services.

5. Explain the circumstances under which patient information may be disclosed by healthcare practitioners.

6. Discuss the Florida Laws and Rules specific to the Nurse Practice Act governing the practice of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

DISCLOSURES:

* No Commercial Interest

* No relevant financial interest by authors, reviewers, or CME Committee Planners.

* No investigational products/products not labeled for use is mentioned within the enduring CME activity.

DISCLAIMER:

In no event will Flagler Hospital be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

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DIRECTIONS AND HOW TO OBTAIN CREDIT:

1. Review CME adobe pdf presentation slides.

2. After completion of CME activity, pass the post-test (with a grade of 80% or higher) and complete the CME evaluation.

3. Earned credit will be reported to CE Broker by CME Office personnel once post-test has been processed. CME certificate is available upon request to CME office personnel.

ACCREDITATION/CREDIT STATEMENT:

Flagler Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Flagler Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of one 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Flagler Hospital is accredited byFlorida Board of Nursing 50-664 for continuing education units. This activity meets Florida Board of Nursing licensure requirement for APRNs.