Fla. releases guide for online profiles

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted April 11, 2005

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The Florida Dept. of Health's Division of Medical Quality Assurance recently released the "Guide to the Florida Practitioner Profile," which provides information to the public on how to use the online MQA Profiling Service. The profiling service offers an extensive source of information on Florida's licensed MDs, DOs and other health care professionals. Profiles are available on the MQA Web site (link). If a health professional is licensed in one of the profiled professions, a "Practitioner Profile" option will be shown on the licensure verification screen.

The profiles contain information on education and training, staff privileges and faculty appointments, legal actions, board final disciplinary action and any liability claims filed against MDs and DOs that exceed $100,000.

For more information on the program, see the main Practitioner Profile site (link). The MQA encourages comments and suggestions on ways to improve the profiling Web site; send remarks by ([email protected]" target="_blank">link).

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