Florida Department of Health

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Florida Department of Health
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Department overview
Preceding Department Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
Jurisdiction Government of Florida
Headquarters Tallahassee, Florida
30°23′N 84°14′W / 30.39°N 84.23°W / 30.39; -84.23Coordinates: 30°23′N 84°14′W / 30.39°N 84.23°W / 30.39; -84.23
Website www.flhealth.gov

The Florida Department of Health is responsible for protecting the public health and safety of the residents and visitors of the state of Florida. It is a cabinet-level agency of the state government, headed by a state surgeon general who reports to the governor. The department has its headquarters in Tallahassee.[1]


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During the 1996 legislative session, the beleaguered Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services was reconstructed as two entities: the Department of Health and the Florida Department of Children and Families.[2]

The Florida Department of Health operates county health departments in all 67 of the state’s counties. The agency employs more than 17,000 persons. It has worked on two year old immunizations, tobacco control, and statewide preparedness response efforts.

The Florida Department of Health is responsible for public health, including: [3]


  • Deputy Secretary for Health
    • Bureau of Laboratory Services
    • Office of Public Health Nursing
    • Office of Public Health Research
    • Institutional Review Board
    • Division of Emergency Medical Operations
      • Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
      • Office of Emergency Operations
      • Office of Public Health Preparedness
      • Emergency Medical Education
    • Division of Health Access and Tobacco
      • Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
      • Emergency Medical Education
      • Health Professional Recruitment
      • Rural Health
      • Bureau of Statewide Pharmaceutical Services
      • Local Health Councils
      • Tobacco Prevention
      • Injury Prevention
  • Deputy State Health Officer Children's Medical Services (CMS)
  • Deputy Secretary
    • Division of Administration
      • Budget
      • Finance and Accounting
      • General Services
      • Human Resource Management
      • Revenue Management
    • Division of Medical Quality Assurance[5]
      • Management Services
      • Operations
      • Health Care Practitioner Regulation
      • Board Directors
    • Division of Disability Determinations
      • Medical Disability Administrative Services
      • Medical Disability Information Services
      • Medical Disability Program Services
      • Medical Disability Program Operations
    • Division of Information Technology
      • Application Development and Support
      • Infrastructure and Support
      • Planning and Quality Assurance
      • Strategic Information Technologies
    • Performance Improvement
    • Planning, Evaluation and Data


  1. ^ "Florida Department of Health Contacts." Florida Department of Health. Retrieved on October 26, 2010. "Administration 4052 Bald Cypress Way Tallahassee , FL."
  2. ^ "Florida Department of Health - FDOH" United States Department of Health and Human Services website
  3. ^ "Public health". Florida Department of Health. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  4. ^ "School Nurses". Merritt Island, Florida: Space Coast Medicine and Healthy Living. March–April 2009. pp. 21–33. 
  5. ^ Division of Medical Quality Assurance

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