Department of Health Licensure and Discipline- FL State

Recorded October 20th, 2016

The Florida Department of Health is charged with regulating all health care practitioners in Florida, including all categories of physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and pharmacies. As the former top prosecutor for the Florida Department of Health, Daniel Hernandez possesses a unique understanding of the processes the Department follows when investigating and prosecuting health care practitioners. This course will provide Florida attorneys and compliance officers with insight on these processes, an explanation of what to expect when dealing with Department investigators and prosecutors, Florida’s impaired practitioner programs and regulatory boards. The course will also outline best practices for avoiding or limiting licensure discipline against health practitioners charged with a variety of violations, including impairment, sexual misconduct and malpractice.



  • Speaker PicDaniel Hernandez
    Daniel Hernandez is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he practices general administrative law and is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. Daniel has focused his practice on assisting companies and individuals in their dealings and engagements with Florida administrative agencies, including the Florida Department of Health, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

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      • 2 General Credits
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    1. Overview of the Department and its processes
    2. Investigative Services Unit
    3. Prosecution Services Unit
    4. Emergency Action Unit
    5. Unlicensed Activity Unit
    6. Probable cause panel
    7. The Board
    8. Florida’s Impaired Practitioner Programs
    9. Best practices for defending your client against the most commonly contested charges
    10. Standard of care (Malpractice)
    11. Impairment
    12. Drug diversion
    13. Sexual misconduct
    14. Fraud
    15. Criminal convictions
    16. Best practices for avoiding emergency action against your client

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