Home Care Unit
The Home Care Unit licenses businesses that provide services and equipment to people in their homes and temporary staffing to health facilities.
To obtain license and related information click on the underlined words below:
Home Health Agency - are licensed to send both skilled (RN's, Therapists, Social Workers) and unskilled (home health aides, certified nursing assistants, homemaker/companions) staff into a patient's home. They may also provide staffing to health care facilities on a temporary basis.
NEW: Passage of Senate Bill 1094 exempts some home health agencies that meet certain criteria from submitting the Quarterly Report. Fines have also been reduced from $200 per each day late up to a maximum of $5,000. Please read the new information after you click on the Quarterly Report Bar.
Submit next quarterly report between October 1-15.
If you have any questions regarding whether your agency is enrolled in Medicaid or not, please call the Home Care Unit at (850) 412-4403.
Hospices - an entity that provides a continuum of palliative and supportive care for the terminally ill patient and patient's family.
Nurse Registry - are agencies licensed to secure temporary employment for nurses, home health aides, certified nursing assistants, homemakers, and companions) in a patient's home or in health care facilities or other locations.
Homemaker Companion - are agencies who employ individuals to do housekeeping, cook, run errands, and provide companionship.
Home Medical Equipment Provider - any person or entity that holds itself out to the public as providing HME and services or accepts physician orders for equipment that typically requires home medical services.
Health Care Services Pool - are staffing agencies that provide temporary employment in health care facilities, residential facilities and agencies for licensed, certified or trained health care personnel.
**IMPORTANT RENEWAL REMINDER NOTICES**
Home Health Aides are not licensed or certified by the state. For more information see:
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