Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 Nursing

November 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Certified Nursing Assistant License Offers Free 24 Hour Health Information to Floridians: The Division of Medical Quality Assurance’s new website––to provide health care consumers with a host of information, including license status, office address, and disciplinary information for all health care professionals licensed in Florida.

Florida Department of Health (DOH) Secretary M. Rony François, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D., encourages health care consumers to visit whenever they need information about a licensed health care professional.

“It is important for Floridians to have as much information as possible when making health care decisions,” said Dr. François. “Knowing about your current and potential health care professionals will allow you to make an informed choice for both you and your family.”

The site also provides additional information for the five profiled professions –medical doctors, osteopathic physicians,
chiropractic physicians, podiatric physicians and advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs), including education and training, academic appointments, specialty certification, financial responsibility, disciplinary history, liability claims, and criminal activity.

DOH’s Initial CNA Renewal Huge Success
Florida Department of Health (DOH) Secretary M. Rony François, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D., offered his appreciation to the numerous state partners who assisted in the recently-completed Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) renewal project. Over 99 percent of the estimated 90,000 active CNAs eligible for renewal renewed their certificate and were issued new license numbers, bringing the total number of actively licensed CNAs in the state database to 102,552.

“On behalf of the Department of Health, the Council of Certified Nursing Assistants and the Board of Nursing, I would like to give a special recognition to the many partners who helped plan, implement and communicate the CNA renewal project,” said Dr. François. “This vast undertaking would not have been successful without their assistance.”

CNA licensure numbers may be verified by calling 850-488-0595 or by choosing “License Lookup” at . Additionally, the special Certified Nursing Assistant lookup screen will remain available temporarily for those who have not renewed in order to search by the old certificate number. Those certificate holders who do not renew by the end of June will become null and void and will have to pass the CNA examination to become licensed in Florida.

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