Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health wants Floridians and visitors to protect themselves from mosquitoes as the first case of West Nile virus illness for the year has been confirmed.
What do some students dislike more than actually going back to school? Getting a shot at the doctor’s office. But for children entering kindergarten and the 7th grade, chances are they are due for a vaccine to meet requirements for school entry.
After worries about cuts earlier in the year, legislative leaders have agreed to pour $13 million into the Early Steps program, which serves babies and toddlers with developmental disabilities or delays.
The state last month removed about 2,000 children from a specialized program that provides services to medically fragile kids, finding that they were no longer “clinically eligible” under a new screening process.
A judge’s decision may mean patients could have access to non-euphoric pot products by the end of the year.
Gov. Rick Scott wasted little time in reappointing 16 agency heads, including the leaders of two health-care agencies and the state’s elections chief, after the Senate did not confirm them before the end of the regular legislative session.
The fight over the state’s attempt to get a non-euphoric pot industry off the ground continued Thursday during a day-long hearing in a challenge filed by a Florida nurseryman who complains that health officials’ proposed regulations are unfair and vague.
More than 93 percent of Florida’s kindergarten students are immunized, according to new data from Florida’s Department of Health.
A Central Florida nursery and a trade association this week filed legal challenges to a state Department of Health proposal to carry out a new law allowing limited types of medical marijuana.
A Senate committee is moving forward with a measure that would expand the types of patients eligible for treatment using medicinal marijuana.