Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
Home Care Unit
2727 Mahan Drive - Mail Stop #34
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 412-4403 Phone
(850) 922-5374 Fax
An agency that provides skilled services(by nurses, therapists, social workers) and/or unskilled services (by home health aides, certified nursing assistants, homemaker, companions) to patients in their homes. A home health agency may also provide staffing to health care facilities on a temporary basis.
Effective July 1, 2015, if a licensed home health agency operates related offices, each related office outside the health service planning district where the main office is located must be separately licensed. The counties where the related offices are operating within the health service planning district must be specified on the license in the main office. See Chapter 2015-66, Laws of Florida
This change allows a home health agency to operate related “satellite” offices within the main office’s health service planning district without obtaining additional licenses.
For information on requesting to add a satellite office, see FAQs – Section 10.1.
A notice of rule development was published on October 30, 2015 in Vol. 41/195 of the Florida Administrative Register.
The Agency is amending the rules relating to home health agencies to update licensing application forms, modify requirements for home health agency satellite offices due to statutory changes, modify requirements relating to survey requirements and geographic service areas, and make technical changes for clarification.
The preliminary text of the proposed rule development is not available. The notice may be accessed at https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/View_notice.asp?id=16701574.
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