Field Operations directs facility inspections, which evaluate factors such as:
- management and administration
- nursing services
- social services
- dietary services
- laboratory services
- compliance with state and federal fire safety codes
It also maintains records of survey deficiencies and completes survey report forms. When deficiencies are found, a report is generated to the facility for corrective action. When necessary, Field Operations recommends sanctions, fines, and de-certifications.
In addition, it helps to develop facility regulations and procedures and carries out certain quality assurance initiatives. Field Operations has eight field
offices that offer facility quality assurance services to Florida's 67 counties.