29
May

Florida Board of Accountancy Complaints

Are you a licensed Florida Certified Public Accountant who has received a complaint? On the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s (DBPR) website they say that the professions and businesses regulated by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the disciplinary action that may be taken is administrative in nature.  These actions […]

29
Apr

Florida Board of Dentistry’s Meeting Schedule for 2015

The following information was obtained on the Florida Board of Dentistry’s website.  The Florida Board of Dentistry meets four times per year. The full Board meetings include disciplinary cases, licensure approvals, correspondence items, committee reports, policy discussion items and other necessary Board action. Next Meeting: 1.  May 1, 2015 Probable Cause Panel with Reconsiderations Meeting […]

11
Dec

Two Florida Physicians Appearing Before the Florida Board of Medicine

Two Florida physicians were called before the Florida Board of Medicine recently.  A family medical doctor was charged with DUI in 2012.  He allegedly prescribed himself 120 tablets of hydrocodone acetaminophen, and was charged the next day with DUI. The doctor pleaded guilty in April of 2012, and his license has been restricted from practicing from March […]

10
Jun

Florida Department of Health Files Complaint Against Doctor for Operating on the Wrong Leg

The Florida Department of Health is recommending disciplinary action be taken against a Daytona doctor who operated on the wrong leg of a woman last year. The administrative complaint says that the doctor allegedly failed to follow proper procedures to verify he was operating on the woman’s correct leg.  Currently, the doctor’s medical license is active with the […]

2
Jan

Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine 2014 Meeting Schedule

The following information was obtained from Florida’s Department of Health’s website: The Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine will be meeting for hearings on the following dates: 2014 Meeting Schedule January 3, 2014 Orlando, Florida Agenda Deadline: November 28, 2013 April 4, 2014 Orlando, Florida Agenda Deadline: February 25, 2014 June 6, 2014 Orlando, Florida Agenda […]

28
Aug

Florida Oral Surgeon Reaches Deal with State and Will Continue to Practice

A Pensacola, Florida, oral surgeon, Dr. David “Ty” Turbyfill, has reached a settlement agreement with the Florida Department of Health over alleged accusations of sexual misconduct with three sedated teenage patients. Dr. Turbyfill has denied the allegations. The Florida Board of Dentistry approved the agreement, allowing Dr. Turbyfill to continue his practice, paying a $10,000 administrative fine, and $4,630 […]

21
Aug

Crack-Down on Florida Doctors

In a recent investigative news report by Carmel Cafiero, of 7News in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, it was reported that doctors accused of allegedly overprescribing addictive pain pills are getting a painful  punishment from the state medical board, and the penalties are much harsher than they ever expected. Recently when a doctor from West Palm Beach came before the Florida Board […]

14
Aug

Controlled Substance Prescriber Registration in the State of Florida

The following appears on Florida Department of Health’s Website: Effective January 1, 2012 in accordance with s. 456.44(2), Florida Statutes, an allopathic physician licensed under chapter  458, an osteopathic physician licensed under chapter 459,  a podiatric physician licensed under chapter  461 or a dentist licensed under chapter 466 who prescribes any controlled  substance, listed in […]

9
Jul

Permissible Activities of an Unlicensed Assistant in the State of Florida

  The following Permissible Activities of an Unlicensed Assistant, was listed on Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s, Division of Real Estate, Florida Real Estate Commission: Permissible Activities of an Unlicensed Assistant Unlicensed assistant is defined as support staff for a real estate corporation or other licensed individuals. • Answer the phone and forward […]

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 […]