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Important Health Care Provider Updates for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
NEW! Florida Department of Health Resource Pool
The Florida Department of Health has established a mechanism for health care workers who are un-employed, furloughed or interested in volunteering to provide healthcare to areas impacted by COVID-19 to register in a resource pool that can be called upon when hospitals or long term care facilities need assistance. To register or for more information, please visit the Florida Department of Health Resource Pool, powered by Aya Healthcare, at: https://www.ayahealthcare.com/?page_id=80459&preview=1&_ppp=b11bae28bc.
Temporary Emergency Reactivation of Some Health Care Licenses
The Department will temporarily reactivate unencumbered inactive medical doctors, osteopathic physicians, physician assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, respiratory therapists, emergency medical technicians and paramedics for a period of 90 days. An inactive license reactivated under this provision will return to inactive status when the public health emergency ends or before the end of the public health emergency if the State Surgeon General determines that the health care practitioner is no longer needed to provide services during the public health emergency. Inactive practitioners can log into their online account here to reactivate.
Donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
To help protect our health care workers, if you have PPE, please consider providing it to your local emergency medical service provider, hospital, long-term care facility, congregate living facility, compounding pharmacy and community testing sites. Contact your county emergency manager to determine where you can provide your donations https://www.floridadisaster.org/counties.