Health Care Risk Manager Licensure


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

The Agency for Health Care Administration administers a program for licensure of health care risk managers. Contact Risk Manager Licensing Program Staff [428KB, PDF] for questions regarding the program.

Public information regarding licensed risk managers can be found by using the Licensed Risk Manager Search.






Effective July 1, 2018, the Agency will discontinue the licensure program for health care risk managers. Each licensed hospital & ASC must continue to have a functioning risk management program and hire a qualified risk manager to oversee the program. The hospital & ASC’s governing board will be responsible for hiring a risk manager based on the education and experience requirements in subsection 395.0197(2), Florida Statutes (2018).


Online Applications – In addition to submitting license renewal applications online, licensees may also submit changes during the licensure period. Changes to your name, address, and employment can be submitted by going to the online portal and creating a new application.  Contact the licensure unit for additional information.

Forms & Information

Note: A renewal application will not be accepted if your health care risk manager license is expired. An initial license application, including qualifying information, must be filed if your license has expired.

Risk Manager Licensure Application [102KB, DOC]

Health Care Licensing Application Addendum [126KB, DOC]

Verification of Practical Experience [108KB, DOC]

Approved Curricula

Incident Reporting

For information regarding risk management reporting requirements visit the Agency's Florida Center for Health Information and Transparency, Office of Risk Management and Patient Safety.

Background Screening

A level 2 background screen is required every five years. Please visit the Agency's background screening web page for additional information regarding vendors, fees, locations, etc.

Statutes and Rules

Florida Statutes
395.10971, F.S. HCRM Licensure - Purpose
395.10973, F.S. HCRM Licensure - Powers & Duties of the Agency
395.10974, F.S. HCRM Licensure - Qualifications
395.10975, F.S. HCRM Licensure - Discipline
395.0193, F.S. Licensed Facilities/Peer Review/Records Access
395.0197, F.S. Internal Risk Management Programs
395.0056, F.S. Litigation Notice Requirement
395.1012, F.S. Patient Safety
395.1051, F.S. Duty to Notify Patients
395.10972, F.S. HCRM Advisory Council
Chapter 408, Part II, F.S. Health Care Licensing
641.55, F.S. HMO's Internal Risk Management Programs
Florida Administrative Code
59A-10.002 - 59A-10.0065, F.A.C., PART I, Internal Risk Management Program
59A-10.031 - 59A-10.037, F.A.C., PART III, Health Care Risk Manager Licensure
59A-3.270(7), F.A.C., Access to Patient Records
59A-35, F.A.C., Health Care Licensing