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 Hospital and Outpatient Services Unit (HOSU) within the Division of Health Quality Assurance is responsible for licensing, registering, and regulating hospitals and various other outpatient and health care service facilities. The HOSU strives to ensure these facilities and services comply with standards of safety and quality established by state and federal regulation.
The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) requires all licensees providing residential or inpatient services to use an Agency approved database for reporting its emergency status, planning or operations. The Agency approved database for reporting this information is the Emergency Status System (ESS).