20
Jul

What is Chiropractic Medicine?

In an article on the Florida Board of Chiropractic Association’s website, the explanation is given that “chiropractic” is an approach to health care that relies on the body’s inherent and natural recuperative powers — a healing science that places emphasis on maintaining the structural integrity of the body — a method of healing treatment that […]

15
Jul

Licensed Veterinary Medicine in Florida

On Florida’s DBPR’s website they note that, Veterinary Medicine means diagnosing the medical condition of animals and prescribing, dispensing or administering drugs, medicine, or treatment of whatever nature for the prevention, cure or relief of a wound, fracture, bodily injury, or disease thereof; performing any manual procedure for the diagnosis of or treatment for pregnancy […]

15
Jul

Florida Cosmetology Services that Must Be Licensed

In the State of Florida, cosmetology includes services such as hair cutting, hair arranging, hair coloring, permanent waving, and hair relaxing for compensation.  Examples of compensation are cash, goods, services, etc.  It also includes performing hair removal, including wax treatments, manicures, pedicures, and skin care services.  Except for shampooing and conditioning, if you are providing […]

14
Jul

Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation Sweeps the Keys for Unlicensed Cosmetologists, Barbers and Veterinarians

KEYS–On June 24, 2010,  Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Regulation investigators swept the Keys looking for unlicensed cosmetologists, barbers and veterinarians. During the sweep, investigators checked 66 licenses at 28 businesses and found no unlicensed individuals. A sweep involves checking licenses to ensure compliance with state laws. The Keys sweep is […]

13
Jul

Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation Protects Consumers with Statewide Unlicensed Activity Operation

TALLAHASSEE—The last week of June, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation conducted its statewide unlicensed activity operation. Sweep and sting operations were held throughout Florida to protect consumers from the personal and financial harm that can result from hiring unlicensed individuals. DBPR partnered with local law enforcement agencies, building departments, and workers’ compensation representatives […]

12
Jul

Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Cape Coral Police Department Arrest Two Unlicensed Contractors

  CAPE CORAL–On Tuesday, July 6, 2010, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Cape Coral Police Department protected consumers by arresting two unlicensed air conditioning contractors. The two individuals, Thomas Milan Williams (41) and Eugene Laurence Gentsch (43), illegally advertised services on Craigslist.com. DBPR partnered with the CCPD to respond to numerous […]

8
Jul

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Sweeps Tampa Area for Unlicensed Contractors

  TAMPA, On June 23, 2010, The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Regulation investigators swept Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando and Hillsborough counties for unlicensed electrical and general contracting. Investigators visited 23 sites, checked 70 licenses and issued six citations for unlicensed electrical contracting and 13 citations for unlicensed general contracting. A sweep involves […]

8
Jul

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Sweeps Wellington for Unlicensed Contractors

  WELLINGTON—On June 24, 2010, Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Regulation investigators swept the Wellington area for unlicensed electrical contracting. Investigators visited 16 job sites and checked 11 licenses, issuing one citation and eight cease-and-desists for unlicensed electrical contracting.  The Wellington sweep was part of the statewide unlicensed activity operation. The division […]

8
Jul

Florida’s Construction Industry Licensing Board

General Terms In the State of Florida, in general the term “contractor” means the person who is qualified for, and shall only be responsible for, the project contracted for and means, except as exempted in this part, the person who, for compensation, undertakes to, submits a bid to, or does himself or herself or by […]