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Health Law Certification

Health Law Board Certification logoDefinition

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.

Summary of Requirements

Minimum standards for health law certification, provided in Rule 6-14.3, include:

  • Practice of law for at least five years, or four years with an LL.M. in health law or a related field;
  • Substantial involvement in the specialty of health law — 40% or more — during the three years immediately preceding application;
  • 60 hours of approved health law certification continuing legal education in the three years immediately preceding application;
  • Peer review; and,
  • A written examination.

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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.

Currently Certified? Recertification Information for 2020

If you were originally certified in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, or 2015 you are due to file your recertification application in 2020. The application for recertification must be postmarked by January 31, 2021. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by this date.

Get Certified – Seeking Certification

The filing period for the initial application opens September 1, 2020.  Applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2020. You must apply in this filing period to be considered for eligibility for the 2021 exam. If you’re eligible from a previous application, you may file the short application. Carefully read the rules for initial certification to determine if you will meet the requirements.


Resources

Health Law Exam Specifications

Health Law Exam Format and Scoring

Example Examination Questions (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)

Health Law Committee

Staff Liaison

Paige Dooley Levy
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850-561-5737

Health Law Certification Field Established 1995