Florida State and Federal Resources / Medical Resources

Florida Department of Health
The State of Florida’s Department of Health mission is to promote, protect and improve the health of all people in Florida.  The Web site provides links to health-related services for all citizens, with the information separated by Florida residents, healthcare providers and businesses.

Florida Hospital Association
The purpose of the association is to advocate proactively on behalf of hospitals at the state and federal levels on issues that will assist its members in their mission of community services and care to patients.

Directory of Florida Hospitals
A list of all hospitals in Florida including name, address, telephone, website link, parent system, county and number of beds.

Florida Medical Malpractice Act
This provides the full text of Chapter 766 of the Florida Statutes.  The chapter includes all of the information pertaining to medical malpractice and related matters.

Florida Doctor License Verification
Search for medical professionals by specialty, county, etc., for license verification and status of license for practicing in Florida.

Medical Malpractice News
This site covers international news, results of studies, and warnings related to medical malpractice.  Also find information on hospitals, pharmaceuticals, and other health-related news affecting the public’s safety.

Agency for Health Care Administration
This organization assists in the administration of Medicaid, and the licensure and regulation of health facilities.  In addition to pertinent information on health care administration the site offers a searchable database of Florida health facilities.

Center for Disease Control & Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the government resource for educating the American public in an effort to improve the health of the people of the United States.  This site contains information and news such as environmental health, disease control and prevention, traveler’s health, and emergency preparedness.

American Board of Medical Specialties
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a not-for-profit organization, assists 24 approved medical specialty boards in the development and use of standards in the ongoing evaluation and certification of physicians.

American Medical Association (AMA)
The AMA and their members work to improve health care delivery and quality through a broad range of initiatives to promote best practices and reduce unnecessary costs.

Food and Drug Administration MedWatch
Search federal government safety alerts on drugs, medical products and devices.

Food and Drug Administration Recalls
Search for recalled pharmaceuticals, market withdrawals and safety alerts.

Database of Recalled Medical Devices
Search and review information for every recalled medical device on the FDA Device Recall Database.

Medicare Nursing Home Rights
Nursing home residents have patient rights and certain protections under the law, as described on this site.

National Citizens’ Coalition For Nursing Home Reform
The coalition is comprised of consumers and advocates who define and achieve quality for people in long-term care facilities through education and promotion of best practices in care delivery.

Florida and Federal Vehicle Accident Resources (Car and Truck)

Florida Department of Transportation
The FLDOT  “will provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity and preserves the quality of our environment and communities.”

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
The mission of the FL Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is to “make highways safe through service, education, and enforcement.”  This site contains information regarding acquiring and renewing FL driver’s license, vehicle registration and information regarding the Florida Highway Patrol.

Motor Vehicle Insurance Statutes
Review the full text of Chapter 627 of the Florida Statutes.  The chapter includes all of the information pertaining to motor vehicle and casualty insurance contracts.

Department of Transportation (DOT)
The mission of DOT is to “serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.”  Visit this site for news and services related to the transportation industry.

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
This organization is an alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America’s roads safer.

Center for Auto Safety (CAS)
The goal of CAS is to provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington and to help lemon owners fight back across the country.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
The FMCSA’s mission is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.  The site includes information on safety and security, rules and regulations, and licensing and registration.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses including deaths, injuries, and property damage from crashes on the nation’s highways.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
The NHTSA’s mission is to “save lives, prevent injuries and reduce vehicle-related crashes.” This government site provides information on traffic safety, vehicle safety ratings, laws and regulations as well as American crash-related statistics.

National Transportation Safety Board
The NTSB is an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation — railroad, highway, marine and pipeline — and issuing safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents.

Workers’ Compensation Resources

Florida’s Division of Workers’ Compensation
The goal of this division is to actively ensure the self-execution of the workers’ compensation system through educating and informing all stakeholders in the system of their rights and responsibilities, compiling and monitoring system data, and holding parties accountable for meeting their obligations.

Florida’s Proof of Coverage Database
Search this database to find the workers’ compensation coverage for Florida companies.

Florida Workers’ Compensation Statutes
Review the full text of Chapter 440 of the Florida Statutes.  The chapter includes all of the information pertaining to comp coverage.

Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar
The purpose of the Workers’ Compensation Section is to provide an organization within the Florida Bar for members who have a common interest in workers’ compensation law to work together and exchange ideas and information.

Florida Workers Compensation Insurance
This site contains links for anyone who is involved in a Florida workers’ compensation claim.  Sites that can be accessed cover information from government and legal organizations.

Florida Workers Compensation Institute
The Florida Workers’ Compensation Institute, Inc. is a non-profit organization offering education, and documentation to keep participants within the workers’ compensation field apprised of current information.

Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims
Access this site for information and tools regarding disputes on Florida workers’ compensation claims.

Workers’ Compensation Forms
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation forms are in PDF format and are used in filing Florida workers’ compensation claims.

Workers’ Compensation Reemployment Services Program
A program within the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is responsible for the administration of the rehabilitation and reemployment provisions under the Florida’s Workers’ Compensation law.  Information provided includes training and resource information.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA requires employers to provide workplaces free hazards and to comply with occupational safety and health standards. OSHA’s goal is for every worker to go home whole and healthy every day.

Department of Health and Human Services
United States government agency offering human services and information concerning jobs, disease prevention, and health regulations.

Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics
This US government site features national and state statistics on unemployment rates, pay rates, workplace injuries, compensation claims and others.