Florida State Resources:
1. State Insurance Commissioner:
The Office serves Floridians through its responsibilities for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance.
2. State Medical Board:
The mission of the Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) is to promote, protect and improve the health of all people in Florida. MQA, in conjunction with twenty-two (22) boards and six (6) councils, regulates six (6) types of facilities and more than forty (40) healthcare professions. MQA evaluates the credentials of all applicants for licensure, issues licenses, analyzes and investigates complaints, inspects facilities, assists in prosecuting practice act violations, investigates unlicensed activity and provides credential and discipline history about licensees to the public. For more information: http://www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/index.html
For license search of disciplinary record: http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/finalordernet/
3. State Minority Office:
The Office of Supplier Diversity’s function is to improve business and economic opportunities for Florida’s minority, women, and service-disabled veteran business enterprises.
4. State Nursing Board:
To file a complaint, verify licensure or for information on nursing practices.
5. State Midwifery Organization:
6. State Friends of Midwives site:
Florida Friends of Midwives (FFOM) is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to promoting the Midwives Model of Care and supporting the practice of midwifery in Florida. (It should be noted that this organization only promotes licensed midwives/licensure in it’s current form, not the promotion of traditional birth attendants or community midwives)
7. State Healthy Start or Associated Improved Pregnancy Program/Director’s email:
Healthy Start legislation provides for universal risk screening of all Florida’s pregnant women and newborn infants to identify those at risk of poor birth, health and developmental outcomes.
8. State Pregnant Patient’s Bill of Rights or Patient’s Bill of Rights:
9. State Medicaid Complaint Information:
10. Health Care Facility Complaint Form
Informational Resources Regarding Florida Maternal-Child Health:
Florida CHARTS allows women to look up a variety of information on their hospitals, counties or state.