Report Unlicensed Activity 

Enforcement by the Florida Department of Health

Image result for fl health pictureThe Department of Health investigates complaints and reports involving health care practitioners regulated by the department and enforces appropriate Florida Statutes. Action which may be taken against health care practitioners is administrative in nature (e.g., reprimand, fine, restriction of practice, remedial education, administrative cost, probation, license suspension or license revocation). The department cannot represent you in civil matters to recover fees paid or seek remedies for injuries. You may wish to consult a private attorney regarding these matters.  


The Department of Health investigates complaints and reports involving health care practitioners and enforces appropriate Florida Statutes.

ISSUES WHICH ARE NOT WITHIN THE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT INCLUDE:

  • Fee disputes (i.e. broken or missed appointments)
  • Billing disputes (i.e., the amount a physician charges for services).
  • Personality conflicts
  • Bedside manner or rudeness of practitioners (such as the physician or his/her office staff’s attitude or professionalism)


To report suspected unlicensed health care practice:


If you become aware of unlicensed activity, please report it to the Department of Health at theiFlorida Health Care Complaint Portal

or call 1-877-HALT-ULA (1-877-425-8852)

or email MQA.EnforcementULA@flhealth.gov 

or mail a complaint form (pdf) to the following address:
    Department of Health
    Consumer Services Unit
    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-75
    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3275


Remaining Anonymous:

Tipsters may remain anonymous, however, please note that under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail. Instead contact our office by phone or in writing. Written communication is also a matter of public record. Omit any information you do not wish to be disclosed.

Visit the Florida Department of Health to file a complaint on a non-medical related business or profession.


Verify License

To verify a person or establishment is licensed to practice a health care profession regulated by the department, please use our "License Verification" search application.


To report unlicensed activity use the Dept of Health's Form and return it to them or use the POF unlicensed activity form, return it to us by fax or mail and we will send it to the appropriate authorities.

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