Jack Plagge, Manager
Hospital & Outpatient Services Unit
Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
2727 Mahan Drive, Mail Stop #31
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Telephone: (850) 412-4549
Florida Relay Service (TDD): (800) 955-8771
Fax: (850) 488-5897
This is a Medicare certification program for a partial hospitalization program for community mental health providers. These programs include services for mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
Certification requires submission of an application and other documentation. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contracts with the state to perform site-visits. Also, some community mental health providers or partial hospitalization programs may require licensure as a "health care clinic". Additional information on licensure as a health care clinic can be obtained from the Agency's Health Care Clinic Unit.
Florida has outpatient licensure requirements only for substance abuse services and health care clinics. The Department of Children and Families regulates substance abuse services, and the Agency's Health Care Clinic Unit licenses health care clinics. Unless required by the "Health Care Clinic Act", there are no state licensing requirements imposed by the Agency.
Note: Providers now have the option of answering all questions and submitting the civil rights clearance package on line.