Member AgenciesThe mission of the Department of Health is to promote and protect the health and safety of all Floridians. Our goals are attained by preventing and controlling the spread of acute, chronic and infectious disease; providing basic family health care services to persons unable to access care from the private sector; and monitoring the sanitary status of water and sewage systems, group living facilities and other activities that have the potential to threaten the public's health. The department also provides early intervention and medical services to children with special health care needs.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (BPR) protects Florida's citizens and visitors health, safety, and welfare by ensuring that regulated industries and certain non-medical professionals meet prescribed standards of education, competency and practice. BPR also ensures fairness in how entities are regulated as well as provide effective and efficient tax collection and enforcement of statutes and rules.
The Department of Children and Families is committed to working in partnership with local communities to ensure safety, well-being and self-sufficiency for the people we serve. This department provides:
The Agency for Health Care Administration champions accessible, affordable, quality health care for all Floridians.
As chief legal officer, the attorney general oversees the Department of Legal Affairs. When the state is sued, the attorney general usually provides the defense. The attorney general also defends most appeals arising from criminal convictions in the state courts, opposes major challenges to the general laws of Florida and issues formal legal opinions on questions relating to the application of state laws. Criminal law enforcement is an official responsibility of the attorney general's office through the Office of Statewide Prosecution. The attorney general's office is also the chief enforcement agency for antitrust and consumer protection laws and for civil prosecution of criminal racketeering. As a member of the Florida Cabinet, the attorney general is one of six officials who meet regularly in concert with the governor as the board of directors of a number of state agencies. In addition to having a vote on the Cabinet, the attorney general advises on legal issues related to the Cabinet and represents the governor and Cabinet in litigation.
The Department of Corrections protects the public by operating a safe, secure, humane and efficient corrections system