The head of the Agency for Health Care Administration is the Secretary, who is appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Governor Rick Scott appointed Justin Senior as Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration in January 2017.
The Agency’s administrative functions are located within the Chief of Staff’s Office, the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of the Inspector General and the Division of Operations.
The Agency’s Chief of Staff is coordinates policy with other state agencies, the legislature and the federal government. The position also oversees the Agency’s legislative, communications and information technology efforts and is the primary liaison to the Governor's Washington D.C. Office.
The General Counsel manages the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), is a member of the Agency's Management Team, and advises the Secretary and the Agency Management Team on legal issues relating to the Agency. The General Counsel supervises all OGC Section Chiefs.
OGC provides legal advice and representation for the Agency on all legal matters, including: licensure and regulation of health care facilities; regulation of managed care plans; administration of the Medicaid State plan; recovery of Medicaid overpayment's due to abuse or third party liability; and, civil litigation related to various Agency programs. The Agency Clerk's Office and Public Records Office are also managed by the OGC.
The Office of the Inspector General is an integral part of the Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency). The purpose of the Office of the Inspector General is to provide a central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote accountability, integrity, and efficiency in the Agency. Section 20.055, Florida Statutes, mandates the duties and responsibilities of each inspector general, with respect to the state agency/department in which the office is established.