Kimberly Smoak, Chief
Bureau of Field Operations
Division of Health Quality Assurance
Telephone: (850) 412-4516
Fax: (850) 921-2423
Field Operations directs facility inspections, which evaluate factors such as:
It also maintains records of survey deficiencies and completes survey report forms. When deficiencies are found, a report is generated to the facility for corrective action. When necessary, Field Operations recommends sanctions, fines, and de-certifications.
In addition, it helps to develop facility regulations and procedures and carries out certain quality assurance initiatives. Field Operations has eight area offices that offer facility quality assurance services to Florida's 67 counties.