1
Jun

Florida Board of Accountancy Complaint Against a CPA

In the State of Florida, what is the process of a Certified Public Account (CPA) complaint? According to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR), if the complaint is determined to be legally sufficient, an investigation is opened.  The CPA is made aware of the allegations, provided with a copy of the complaint that […]

17
Sep

Tampa Physician Gives Up License

A Tampa pain specialist recently voluntarily relinquished his license rather than fight the charge of inappropriate prescribing. This Tampa doctor faced a Florida Department of Health complaint filed last year that said he over-prescribed several types of painkillers to a patient. This same patient was sent to prison after being convicted of robbing pharmacies. When […]

9
Jul

Florida’s “Investigative Services Unit” for Health Care Practitioners

  The following information was obtained from Florida’s Department of  Health’s website: Investigative Services Unit What They Do The Investigative  Services Unit (ISU) investigates complaints against health care practitioners  and facilities/establishments regulated by the Department of Health.   Unlicensed activity complaints are investigated as well.  ISU functions as  the investigative arm of the division.  ISU includes a […]

19
Jun

Florida Investigative Services Field Offices

The following information is from:  “Florida Department of Health Division of Medical Quality Assurance Enforcement Program” When the Florida Department of Health investigates health care workers (Doctors, Nurses, Chiropractors, Pharmacists, etc.) these are the current locations for the Florida Investigative Services Field Offices: ALACHUA 14101 NW Hwy. 441-Suite #700 Alachua, FL 32615-5669 Telephone: (386) 418-5330 County Coverage: […]

10
Jun

What Powers Does the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Have?

The PCAOB has authority to investigate and discipline registered public accounting firms and persons associated with those firms for noncompliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the rules of the PCAOB and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other laws, rules, and professional standards governing the audits of public companies, brokers, and dealers. When violations […]

29
Apr

Florida Statutes for Licensed Dentists Regarding Disciplinary Action

The following are just a small sampling (this is only one of three pages) of the statutes regarding grounds for disciplinary actions found on Florida’s Department of Health’s website under Dentistry. 466.028 Grounds for disciplinary action; action by the board.— (1) The following acts constitute grounds for denial of a license or disciplinary action, as specified in s. 456.072 […]