Florida Physicians Are Required to Update Information on Their Physician Profile Published on The Internet
Every physician licensed in Florida has information regarding his or her training and professional history posted by the Florida Department of Health on the internet. This is known as the Practitioner Profile. Each Florida physician has an obligation to review their posted Practitioner Profile and ensure that the information on the profile is accurate. Information on the profile includes practice address and hospital staff memberships; board certifications status; malpractice settlements above $100,000 within the last ten years; all Department of Health disciplinary cases (including settlements) within the last ten years; sanctions by Medicaid; and all misdemeanor and felony convictions pertaining to the practice of medicine or the ability to practice medicine. Physicians are required to report to the DOH's profiling unit all misdemeanors and criminal convictions for any offenses although charges unrelated to the practice of medicine or the ability to practice medicine may arguably not be subject to inclusion on a physician's profile.
Physicians are required to provide updated information to the Department of Health to update their physician profile within fifteen days after the change of any of the information on the profile. Florida physicians are subject to disciplinary investigation or disciplinary action by the Board of Medicine for failing to comply with these legal requirements.
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