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Health Law Certification

Certified Attorneys

Definition

Health law is the practice of law involving federal, state or local law and rules or regulations regarding the delivery of health care services. In addition to health care provider issues and regulations of providers, health law includes legal issues regarding relationships between and among providers and payors.

Thinking of Becoming Board Certified? Review a summary of the requirements. PDF document opens in new window

Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

All applicants for board certification or recertification should carefully read the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar (Rules) and be sure you have met each of the requirements prior to filing your application. Unless the Rules provide for a waiver of a specific requirement, each of the requirements must be met by the dates indicated in the rule. There is a link to the Rules located below on this page.

To download an application, click on the appropriate application. You will be asked if you would like to "Open" or "Save" the file (MSWord). It is advisable to save the file to your computer for future reference. Type in your responses on the application and print a copy. Attach any required documents, enclose the applicable application fee, and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Dept., 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.

View your Board Certification CLE credit hours online. Log in to your My Florida Bar account, and select “Show More” in the My Board Certifications section. Check “Show All” and select Health law from the drop down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab. It is recommended that you see how many credits are required for certification and the date the credits must be completed to qualify.

Currently Certified
If you were originally certified in
1997, 2002, 2007, or 2012 the Application for Recertification Word document opens in new window must be postmarked by July 31, 2017. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by July 31, 2017 unless you file a recertification extension request.

Recertification File Extension
To request a one-time 3-month extension, the
Recertification Extension Application Word document opens in new window must be postmarked by July 31, 2017.

Seeking Certification
If you wish to apply for certification, the
Initial Application for Certification Word document opens in new window filing period opens Sept. 1, 2017, and applications must be postmarked by Oct. 31, 2017. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the May 2018 Health Law Exam.

You may submit an Abbreviated Application for Certification Word document opens in new window only if you meet one of the following conditions. In order to become eligible to sit for the 2018 Health Law Exam, the abbreviated application must be postmarked by Oct. 31, 2017.

1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by Oct. 31, 2016, which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2017 Health Law Exam.

2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by Oct. 31, 2016, which was approved, you took the 2017 Health law Exam, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score. (Please note if you were unsuccessful on the 2016 and 2017 exam, you are not eligible to apply for the 2018 Health law exam, but you may reapply for the 2019 exam by submitting the Initial Application for Certification Aug. 31, 2018.)


General Information:

Health Law Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window Revised 11/30/2012

Health Law Exam Format and Scoring PDF document opens in new window

Example Examination Questions PDF document opens in new window (Updated 8/1/13)

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Health Law Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-14

Health Law Standing Committee Policies and Standards (Updated 9/16/2013) PDF document opens in new window

Health Law Committee


Health Law Certification Staff Liaison 
Jason Rawls
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

850-561-5736
jrawls@floridabar.org

Health Law Certification Field Established 1995

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[Revised: 02-15-2017]