Profiling guide available for Florida physicians

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Dec. 11, 2006

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The Practitioner's Guide to Completing and Updating the Profile is being offered by the Florida Dept. of Health's Division of Medical Quality Assurance. The guide informs physicians and other health care practitioners in Florida about what material is optional or mandatory for the profile the state is required to maintain on them. It also details what data are verified by the MQA and how to complete and update profiles.

In 1997, the Florida Legislature passed a law requiring all MDs and DOs to have profiles that include the physician's education and training, practice address, staff privileges, final board disciplinary action and liability claims that exceed $100,000.

The state health department encourages each physician to review his or her profile frequently and report any corrections to the department immediately. The guide is available online (link). Doctors with questions about the guide or about updating profiles may call 850-488-0595.

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