Start Working as a FL Telehealth Provider

Qualified healthcare providers from all states can expand their reach across state lines with a Florida telehealth license. To start providing out-of-state telehealth services in Florida, all you need to do is to meet Florida telehealth requirements (such as appointing a Florida registered agent and maintaining an active license in another state) and submit a Florida telehealth license application.

Why Florida? Telehealth is becoming a major part of the Florida healthcare economy. Contributing factors to the growth of FL telehealth include increased demand for online mental health services, chronic disease management, and senior care for the state’s rising elderly population. In response, state lawmakers have passed legislation that makes it easier for out-of-state providers to obtain a Florida telehealth license so that more patients can access telehealth services.

What are Florida Telehealth License Requirements?

To apply to work as an out-of-state telehealth provider, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have and maintain an active, unencumbered license from another state, the District of Columbia, or other US territory
  • Not have an investigation, discipline, or revocation of license within the last five years (this includes pending investigations)
  • Maintain liability insurance coverage or take financial responsibility for telehealth services provided to Florida patients in an amount that is equal to or exceeds Florida healthcare practitioner requirements (at least $100,000 per claim with a minimum aggregate availability of at least $300,000
  • Agree not to open an office in Florida or to provide in-person health services to patients in Florida
  • Appoint a registered agent with an office physically located in Florida

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  • Convenience: We’re ready to accept and relay documents to you the moment you sign up with us. We upload all your documents to your secure online account, where you can easily view them whenever you want. We also notify you whenever you receive new communications.
  • Dependability: We’re locally owned and operated, and we’ve got serving as a registered agent down to a science. You can count on us to fulfill your registered agent requirements year after year.
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What is FL Telehealth?

Telehealth refers to providing healthcare services and information using electronic communication technology rather than in-person. For example, video conferencing with a patient in Florida while you’re in New York would be considered providing telehealth services.

What healthcare services can be provided using telehealth?

Popular telehealth services include:

  • Patient assessment, diagnosis, and consultation (patient evaluations)
  • Patient treatment and monitoring
  • Health-related education between a patient and provider
  • Transferring medical data
  • Public health services
  • Health administration

Who can register as a telehealth provider in Florida?

Florida state law defines the term telehealth provider rather broadly. Telehealth providers include, but are not limited to:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Clinical Social Workers
  • Dietitians
  • Occupational Therapists

How can telehealth services be provided?

Telehealth services can be provided using synchronous (information sharing in real-time) and asynchronous telecommunications (information sharing between patients and providers that may be reviewed after it’s been sent).

Examples of synchronous telehealth communication:

  • Video calls or sessions
  • Phone calls

During synchronous telehealth appointments, you may observe patient behavior, provide consultations and care (for example, you may run a physical therapy session), and create care plans in real time.

Examples of asynchronous telecommunication communication:

  • Sharing documents or images before or after appointments
  • Reports or forms shared by patients to track progress or symptoms
  • Text messaging between providers and patients (includes messaging in a patient portal or on an app)
  • Sharing of prerecorded exercises or educational information

Asynchronous telehealth communications allow patients to access information on their own time and for patients and providers to share information between appointments.

Under Florida law, emails and fax messages are not included under the umbrella of telehealth communications.

How Do I Get a Florida Telehealth License?

If you meet all of the requirements for out-of-state telehealth providers, there are two steps to getting your Florida telehealth license: designating a Florida registered agent and submitting your Application for Out-of-State Telehealth Provider Registration.

After your application is approved, the following information will be published in the Florida Department of Health’s public list of all registered out-of-state telehealth providers and will be searchable through through Florida Health’s License Verfication Database.

  • Name
  • Healthcare occupation
  • Completed healthcare training and education, including certificates or degrees
  • Out-of-state healthcare license, including the license number
  • Florida telehealth provider registration number
  • Specialty
  • Board certification
  • Five-year disciplinary history, including any sanctions and board actions
  • Medical malpractice insurance provider and policy limits
  • Name and address of your Florida registered agent

1. Designate a Florida Registered Agent

Because Florida law requires all out-of-state telehealth providers to have a registered agent physically located in the state, you’ll need to hire a local Florida registered agent or find another individual (such as a lawyer) to serve as your registered agent. You must list your registered agent’s name and street address on your Application for Out-of-State Telehealth Provider Registration.

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2. Submit an Application for Out-of-State Telehealth Provider Registration

Once you’ve got a Florida registered agent, you can file your Application for Out-of-State Telehealth Provider Registration.

How to File Your Application:

Download and fill out the Application for Out-of-State Telehealth Provider Registration from Florida Health.

Send your application to:
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-11
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1708

After downloading and completing your application, email it to [email protected].

The easiest way to file is online using the Florida Health Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) Online Services portal. Create a new applicant account, and when you get to the “Choose a Board/Council” drop-down menu, choose “Out-of-State Telehealth Providers.”

Information Required on Your Application:

1. Personal Information:

  1. Name
  2. Birth date
  3. Mailing address
  4. Gender
  5. Email address (optional)

2. License Registration Information:

  1. Profession
  2. License/Certification number
  3. State or Territory where your license/certification was issued
  4. Original date your license/certification was issued
  5. License/certification expiration date

3. Social Security Disclosure:

  1. First, Middle, and Last Name
  2. Social Security Number

4. Education History:

  1. The school name(s), degree or certificate name(s), and completion date(s) for all relevant training and education related to your license/certification
  2. The program name(s), specialty area(s), and completion date(s) for all postgraduate training related to your license/certification
  3. The board name(s), certification or specialty name(s), and completion date(s) for any application board certifications or specialties related to your license/certification

5. Disciplinary History:

If you have had any disciplinary action taken against you or had to surrender a license, or if you have any pending investigations or actions being taken against you, you must list the following in relation to these actions:

  1. Profession
  2. License Number
  3. State
  4. Action Date
  5. Final Action
  6. A copy of the Administrative Compliant and Final Order for each disciplinary action listed

6. Financial Responsibility:

You must acknowledge that you either:

(A) Maintain professional liability coverage that satisfies Florida healthcare practitioner requirements (at least $100,000 claim with a minimum aggregate of at least $300,000)


(B) Have an unexpired, irrevocable letter of credit or escrow account in the amount of $100,000 or more per claim with a minimum aggregate availability of $300,000 or more)

7. Medical Malpractice Insurance:

  1. Name of insurance provider
  2. Policy limits, per claim and aggregate
  3. Whether or not your policy covers claims arising in Florida

8. Designation of Registered Agent:

  1. Registered agent name
  2. Physical address of registered agent

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9. Applicant Signature:

  1. Your signature
  2. Date of signature

How Do I Change My Florida Registered Agent?

If you already have a registered agent in Florida but want to change agents, you’ll need file a Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office Out-of-State Telehealth Provider with Florida Health. You can use the same form to notify the state if your registered agent’s office address changes.

Here’s what you’ll need to include on the form:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your telehealth registration number
  • Your new registered agent’s name
  • Your new registered agent’s street address
  • Your signature and the date

There’s no filing fee.

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Want to switch and use us as your registered agent? It’s simple. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Hire us as your registered agent (be sure to select “individual” from the business entity type drop-down menu and type your own name into the “company name” section)
  2. Terminate service with your previous registered agent
  3. File a Change of Registered Agent form appointing us as your new registered agent

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Out-of-State Telehealth Florida Provider FAQ

Answers to commonly asked questions about out-of-state telehealth provider registration.

What are the professions that qualify to register at telehealth providers?

There are many professions in the healthcare field that qualify to register. Some of the most common are: acupuncturist, advanced practiced registered nurse, athletic trainer, audiologist, behavior analyst, certified nursing assistant, chiropractor, clinical lab personnel, clinical social worker, dentist, dietitian, electrologist, emergency medical technician, genetic counselor, hearing aid specialist, licensed practical nurse, marriage and family therapist, massage therapist, medical physicist, mental health counselor, midwife, occupational therapist, optician, optometrist, orthotist, osteopathic physician, paramedic, pedorthist, pharmacist, physical therapist, physician, podiatrist, prosthetist, psychologist, psychotherapist, radiologic technologist, registered nurse, respiratory therapist, adn speech language pathologist

How long does it take for my application to be reviewed?

According to Florida law, initial applications must be reviewed within 30 days. However, the Florida Board of Medicine Licensing and Registration site lists current review times, which are often much shorter. You can also check your application status using the MQA Online Services portal.

How much does it cost to register?

There is no fee to register as an out-of-state telehealth provider in Florida.

When will my out-of-state telehealth provider registration expire?

Your registration will not expire, and you won’t need to submit any renewal filings. As long as you maintain a registered agent and meet the eligibility requirements, your registration will remain active.

What if I want to stop being a Florida telehealth provider?

If you no longer wish to provide telehealth services in Florida, you must send a written request to Florida Health stating that you would like you have you telehealth registration status changed to “null and void.” You can mail or email your request.

Can I register with a provisional license?

No. You cannot register with a provisional license. Provisional licenses have provisions that must be met, such as supervision, and are therefore not considered unencumbered.

Are there any exemptions to registration?

There are two exemptions to registration, according to Section 456.47(6):

  1. In response to an emergency medical situation
  2. If you serve as a consultant to a health care professional who is registered to practice in Florida and who has ultimate authority over the patient’s diagnosis and care

Do I need to register if I am a multistate license (MSL) holder?

If Florida is a member of the healthcare licensure compact for your license, you do not need to register. For example, Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses who hold an MSL under the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) are already eligible to provide out-of-state telehealth care in Florida.

However, if Florida is not a member of the healthcare licensure compact for you license, you must register.

Can I share a registered agent service with another telehealth provider?

No. Even if you work at the same company, each provider must appoint their own registered agent as an individual. You cannot share the service.


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