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FAQs Section 2: Initial Home Health Agency Application Process:

2.1 What forms do I complete to start a new home health agency?

All of the forms needed to complete the application for licensure are directly beneath Licensure Application and Forms on this web page and include:

Applicants should complete the above forms as applicable. Additional documents required to be sent with the application includes the following as applicable

The application, other required information and the licensure fee of $1,705.

Agency for Health Care Administration
Home Care Unit
2727 Mahan Drive, Mail Stop #34
Tallahassee, Fl. 32308

The fee is non-refundable. It is very important for the applicant to be familiar with the laws and rules and what is required in the application for licensure.

If after reviewing the application forms and statutory and rule requirements on our website you have additional questions, please call (850) 412-4403. Staff will be happy to answer questions that clarify the requirements as they apply to your specific situation, but cannot walk you through the application. Filling out the application is part of your responsibility as an applicant. The Agency's role in this process is to evaluate your application and, if there are elements missing from your application once submitted, provide you with an omissions response that gives you another opportunity to complete the application successfully. If you need extensive assistance in filling out your application, we would advise you to retain an attorney or a government relations consultant to assist you.

2.2 How long does it take to get licensed?

It takes up to four months from the date the initial application is received by the Home Care Unit in Tallahassee to become licensed. The process includes the following steps:

The applicant cannot begin serving patients until the accreditation survey is passed and the Home Care Unit issues a license. An applicant cannot operate a home health agency until the license has been issued per state law.

 2.3 What is the cost of the home health license?

The licensure fee, which needs to be included with the application, is $1,705 for a 2-year license. The licensure fee is non-refundable. Checks or money orders are accepted. Starter checks for new bank accounts are not accepted.  At this time, it is not possible to pay on-line.

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