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In Florida, having a criminal record can sometimes disqualify medical professionals from obtaining a license or employment.
If you receive a notice of disqualification from AHCA or the DOH, you may be eligible for an exemption if:
- At least 3 years have elapsed since you have completed or been lawfully released from confinement, supervision or nonmonetary condition imposed by the court for all disqualifying felonies;
- You have completed or been lawfully released from confinement, supervision or nonmonetary condition imposed by the court for all disqualifying misdemeanors;
- You have paid the court-ordered amount in full for any fee, fine, fund, lien, civil judgment, application, cost of prosecution, trust or restitution as part of the judgment and sentence for any disqualifying felony or misdemeanor.
Persons designated as sexual predators, sexual offenders or career offenders are not eligible for an exemption from disqualification.
How to Apply for an AHCA or DOH Exemption
If you have a disqualifying offense on your record, you’ll need to apply for an exemption in order to obtain a license or employment. Cohn Slater can help you prepare and submit your Application for Exemption from Disqualification. In these instances, our attorneys can:
- Assist you in identifying and gathering necessary records.
- Assist you in completing the application.
- Review records, letters of reference, and other documentation for compliance.
- Help you draft any required written statements.
- Help prepare you for any interview before AHCA or the DOH.
- Represent you before AHCA or DOH and present arguments on your behalf.
We can also represent you in formal or informal proceedings in the unfortunate event your Application for Exemption from Disqualification is denied.