Health Care Services Pool Frequently Asked Questions

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
Email:HQAhomehealth@ahca.myflorida.com

Location

4.1 My company is based in another state, what must I do to operate in Florida?

ANSWER: You must file for an Affidavit of Foreign Incorporation with the Florida Department of State. See the response to Section 2 question #2.8. You will need to obtain a health care services pool registration from AHCA, as provided at this site.

 

4.2 Can I have an office address in another state?

ANSWER: Yes

 

4.3 Can I operate all my offices on the one registration?

ANSWER: No, there must be a separate registration for each physical location from which you are conducting business.

 

4.4 Can I operate from my home or do I need an office?

ANSWER: You may operate from with your home or a commercial office as long as you comply with your local zoning laws.  Please note that you may get inspected on an unannounced basis during the weekday if a complaint is received by AHCA. Also, your business name, your street address, and your telephone number will appear at the AHCA web site www.FloridaHealthFinder.gov.

 

4.5 Am I restricted to a certain geographic area of the state to operate?

ANSWER: No

 

4.6 Can a managing employee or financial officer cover more than one office?

ANSWER: Yes

 

4.7 I am out of state and want to transport nurses to do temporary work in Florida, do I have to be registered?

ANSWER: Yes