Florida Board of Orthotists and Prosthetists Member Recruitment
The Governor’s Appointments Office is currently accepting applications for appointments to the Florida Board of Orthotists and Prosthetists. The Board was established to ensure that the citizens of Florida receive appropriately designed, fabricated, and fitted orthotic and prosthetic devices from licensed providers who meet Florida’s minimum requirements for safe practice. The Board is responsible for licensing, monitoring, disciplining, and educating orthotists and prosthetists, orthotic fitters, orthotic fitter assistants, pedorthists, and orthotic and prosthetic residents and when appropriate, rehabilitating licensees to ensure competency and safety to practice in Florida.
The Florida Board of Orthotists and Prosthetists plays a leading role in the ever-changing health care environment through dialogue with the public, the legislature, academia, and the community. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Two members must be Florida licensed practicing prosthetists in good standing with a minimum of three years’ clinical or practical experience. Two members must be prosthetic or orthotic users, or the parents, guardians, or spouses of prosthetic or orthotic users, who have never been orthotists or prosthetists or members of a closely related profession. One member must be a Florida licensed physician, osteopathic physician, or chiropractic physician in good standing who has extensive knowledge of orthotics or prosthetics, and one member must be a Florida licensed practicing orthotist, orthotic fitter, or pedorthist with a minimum of three years’ clinical or practical experience. Applications for all appointments are being accepted for consideration.
If you are interested in becoming a Board member, you can find material that provides insight into the duties and responsibilities of the role on the Department of Health’s website at flhealthsource.gov/board-members. In addition, you can browse the Board’s website at https://floridasorthotistsprosthetists.gov/ to learn more about the Board, including how frequently the Board meets and the size of agendas from past meetings. If there are any additional questions regarding the Board, please contact Executive Director Janet Hartman at Janet.Hartman@Flhealth.gov.
You may submit your application to the Governor’s Appointments Office on their website at https://www.flgov.com/appointments/. If you need assistance with the application or would like further information on the appointments process, you can contact the Governor’s Appointments Office at (850) 717-9243 or by email at Appointments@eog.myflorida.com.
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