Judge Halts Black Farmer Marijuana License

Dec 29, 2017
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A Tallahassee judge Thursday ordered health officials to stop the process of granting a marijuana license to a black farmer, one of 10 coveted new pot licenses approved by the Legislature this year.

This month is Diabetes Awareness Month, and a bipartisan push is underway to do more about the disease that is one of the leading cause of deaths among Floridians.

How much do you know really about your doctor?

Maybe you’ve seen a framed diploma in her office, but do you know if she has a criminal record or was the subject of a major malpractice settlement?

Judge Likely To Recommend Seventh Pot License

Aug 9, 2016

An administrative law judge paved the way for another nursery to get a medical-marijuana license, striking a blow against the Florida Department of Health during a contentious hearing Monday.

Massage Licenses Could Be Revoked Over Sexual Misconduct

Oct 7, 2015
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A Southwest Florida massage therapist and massage establishment should lose their licenses and be forced to pay thousands of dollars in fines after allegations of sexual misconduct, a state administrative law judge recommended this week.

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  Over a two-month period, the Florida Department of Health ordered 59 individuals or businesses to stop playing doctor, the Palm Beach Post reports. Most of those practicing medicine without a license were located in South Florida, the Post reports.

A Bradenton man who used to work as a paramedic in New Jersey has been charged with practicing medicine without a license after trying to treat his girlfriend with an IV during what he believed to be an acute asthma attack, the Bradenton Herald reports.

Florida’s 61,000 medical doctors will get a 31-percent cut on their license renewal fee under a proposal adopted by the Florida Board of Medicine.

The renewal fee for MDs who have active licenses will be reduced from the usual $360 to $250 during the calendar years 2015-16, under the proposal. MDs have to renew their license every other year.

This one-time fee cut was adopted by the board's finance committee in March and by the fullboard last Friday. It still has to go through the rule-making process, which takes several months. No serious opposition is expected.

Doctors in Trouble Keep Practicing

Oct 21, 2013

Medical professionals in Florida hang onto their licenses and continue practicing as the state grapples with a lengthy disciplinary process that can take years, according to an analysis by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.

Between 2010 and 2012, it took the Florida Board of Medicine an average 434 days to resolve charges of misconduct against doctors, nurses and other health care workers, according to Florida Department of Health records.

The medical director of the Hollywood and Pembroke Pines fire-rescue departments who had his license yanked by the Florida Board of Medicine for misrepresenting himself as an expert witness is fighting the decision, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Dr.

The Florida Department of Health has imposed emergency restrictions on an oral surgeon  accused of sexually assaulting patients while they were sedated, the Pensacola News Journal reports. The public complaint, which says one of the patients was 16 years old, notes staff members saw that the dentist was touching the patient and was “sexually aroused.” 

The Florida Department of Health has revoked the license of a 118-bed assisted living facility in Boynton Beach accused of numerous shortcomings, The Palm Beach Post reports.

The facility allegedly lost track of a resident who wandered away, failed to prevent a rape of one resident by another and had an office employee who committed Medicare fraud.

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An administrative law judge says Dr. Zannos Grekos, who is accused of improperly using stem cell treatments and is blamed for the death of a 69-year-old patient, should lose his medical license, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. 

More than 50 people voluntarily gave up their licenses and the Florida Department of Health Board of Massage Therapy revoked the licenses of 19 other massage therapists last week. Many of them got phony credentials from the Florida College  of Natural Health, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.