Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
  • Organisation
    Florida Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    4052 Bald Cypress Way
    Bin C02
    FLORIDA 32399-3252

    Location Address
    4052 Bald Cypress Way
    Room 120
    FLORIDA 32399

  • Phone
    +1 850 245 4125
  • Fax
    +1 850 245 4172
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Rick Garcia, MS, RN, CCM
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body

    The Florida Board of Nursing is a subdivision in the Division of Medical Quality Assurance which is part of the Florida Department of Health (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    The Mission of the Division of Medical Quality Assurance is to promote, protect and improve the health of all people in Florida. The division develops policies which allow the department to effectively and efficiently regulate medical professionals in order to achieve the department's goal of protecting the health and safety of all citizens and visitors to the state who access health care services. (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    The legal framework for the Florida Board of Nursing is the Nurse Practice Act –Chapter 464, that states “that the sole legislative purpose… is to ensure that every nurse practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. It is the legislative intent that nurses who fall below minimum competency or who otherwise present a danger to the public shall be prohibited from practicing…” (accessed on 22.04.2009)

  • Health System

    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United Statesin 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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