Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

On May 28, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Dania Lopez Ramirez and Sherry Jordan to the Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Dania Lopez Ramirez Lopez Ramirez, of Coral Gables, is a licensed speech-language pathologist and the Owner and Director of the Miami Center for Speech-Language Pathology. She is a member of the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Eight to the Board of Nursing

On May 28, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Flippo, Jose Delfin Castillo, Fidelia Roster, Jody Rain, Heather Baumwald, Robert Macdonald, Deborah Becker and Christine Mueller to the Board of Nursing. Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Flippo Flippo, of Palm City, is the Chief Nurse Officer for Tenet Health System’s Palm Beach Health […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives One Bill from the Florida Legislature

On May 28, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bill from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until June 12, 2021, to act on this bill.  CS/CS/SB 1028 – Education ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the Board of Acupuncture

On May 28, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Amy Sear, Steffani Corey and Kristen Tipaldo to the Board of Acupuncture. Amy Sear Sear, of Hollywood, is a licensed acupuncturist with Memorial Healthcare Systems. Previously, she was the owner of Sear-Enity Natural Medicine. She is a Past President of the Florida State Oriental Medical […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Board of Osteopathic Medicine

On May 28, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Tiffany Sizemore, Jorge Gadea, William Kirsh and Valerie Jackson to the Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Tiffany Sizemore Sizemore, of Fort Lauderdale, is a licensed osteopathic physician and is also board certified in cardiology, internal medicine, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. She is a member of the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Two Judicial Appointments

On May 28, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis is excited to announce two new judicial appointments to the Tenth Circuit Court and the Hillsborough County Court.   Judge Lori Winstead, of Lakeland, to serve as Judge on the Tenth Circuit Court Judge Winstead has been a judge on the Polk County Court since 2019. Prior to her […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Calls on Biden Administration to Approve Florida’s Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program

On May 28, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

LAKELAND, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis called on the Biden Administration and leadership at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to approve Florida’s Section 804 Importation Proposal (SIP) for Florida’s Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program. The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and its partners are ready to launch the Canadian Prescription […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Encourages Floridians to Prepare for Hurricane Season Ahead of Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

On May 27, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and the Florida Department of Revenue are encouraging Floridians to prepare for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season by taking advantage of the 2021 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which runs from Friday, May 28, through Sunday, June 6. The 2021 Florida Disaster […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $765 Million in Record Funding for Teachers

On May 26, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by teachers, school principals, and superintendents in Baker County, Sarasota County and Okaloosa County to announce a total of $765 million in funding to support Florida’s teachers. These investments include $550 million to continue elevating minimum teacher salaries, as well as $215 million to provide all of Florida’s […]

PUBLIC HEALTH ACCREDITATION BOARD: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH “DOING A REALLY EXCELLENT JOB” WITH COVID-19 DATA COLLECTION & ANALYSIS

On May 25, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Last night, Miami Herald published a report by Sarah Blaskey and Ben Conarck with a misleading headline that misrepresented the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) evaluation of the Florida Department of Health (DOH) collection, analysis, and reporting of the state’s COVID-19 data. Several reporters and commentators shared the article on social media. In doing so, they spread […]