Ruby Grantham, Manager
Laboratory and In-Home Services Unit
Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
2727 Mahan Drive - Mail Stop #32
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Telephone: (850) 412-4500
Florida Relay Service (TDD):(800) 955-8771
Fax: (850) 410-1511
The Laboratory and In-Home Services Unit oversees the licensure and regulation of providers that offer laboratory and home health services. These providers are required to maintain state licensure or federal certification and must pass an inspection conducted by the Agency or acceptable accrediting agency.
The physical location where examinations on fluids, tissues or cells, taken from the human body are performed to provide information or materials for use in the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease or the identification or assessment of a medical or physical condition.
An entity that provides outpatient maintenance dialysis services, or home dialysis training and support services, or both. A dialysis facility may be an independent or hospital-based unit that includes a self-care dialysis unit that furnishes only self-dialysis services.
The physical location where examinations are performed on specimens taken from the human body to provide information regarding the presence or absence of drugs or their metabolites for the purpose of promoting a drug free workplace under the provisions of Section 112.0455, F.S. or Section 440.102, F.S.Home Health Agencies
An agency that provides skilled services (by nurses, therapists, social workers) and/or unskilled services (by home health aides, certified nursing assistants, homemaker, companions) to patients in their homes. A home health agency may also provide staffing to health care facilities on a temporary basis.
Any fixed or mobile facility where specimens are taken from the human body for delivery to registered clinical laboratories for analysis and where certain measurements such as height and weight determinations, blood pressure determinations, limited audio and visual tests, and electrocardiograms are made.
An agency that offers health care related contracts for nurses, home health aides, certified nursing assistants, homemakers, and companions in a patient's home and as temporary staff to health care facilities.
Entities engaged in the recovery, processing, storage or distribution of human organs, eyes or tissues to be used for transplantation.
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).