The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA),
Physical Plant or Group Care Inspections?
No, there is no group care or physical plant inspection component from the Department of Health. However,
the Department works with Adult Daycare Facilities to ensure safe food service
practices. Please see the
food hygiene web pages
for additional information, application, and permitting standards.
Yes, DOH does inspect any level of food service whether catered in or provided directly by the facility.
Permitting depends upon the number of clients the
adult day care is licensed for by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA):
16 or fewer clients:
AHCA Rules. 58A-6.009(2)(f) F.A.C. Electronic file
unavailable. or DOH Rules -
(205 K PDF) and
(205 K PDF)
The food service is regulated by the
local county health department.
17 or more clients:
A state DOH food permit is needed when a facility
serves food and has a maximum capacity of 17 clients or
more. Prior to opening or operating, a set of
plans drawn to scale and a completed food hygiene permit
application must be submitted to the local county health
department for a food hygiene plan review. There
is a fee associated with the required plan review.
To apply for a food hygiene permit, please go to the
food hygiene website
or contact your
local county health department's environmental
DOH Rules -
(205 K PDF)
Application, plan review, and permit is required through
the local county health department.
||Once per quarter or as determined by the level of food service
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