A registered agent is an individual or entity which is designated to receive service of process notices or other correspondence from the Florida Department of Health. Please note that a registered agent is unrelated to your health care profession and their sole purpose is to ensure the department has established contact when needed. For example, if the department finds that you are not compliant with your licensure requirements and needs to contact you, you will be notified through your mailing address and through the registered agent you have designated to help ensure you receive the documentation. Florida law provides that every out-of-state telehealth provider must have a designated registered agent, who must have an address in Florida.
The department cannot recommend a registered agent for you to designate. You should research the right registered agent for you (many use a search engine, such as Google, to locate a registered agent in Florida), but you must ensure the one you choose is listed under Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations at http://search.sunbiz.org/Inquiry/CorporationSearch/ByRegisteredAgent. Once you contact a registered agent, they will walk you through the process of how to designate them. Please note that because you are requesting a service, registered agents may require a fee. The department is not responsible for any costs associated with registered agents.
The database linked above is set up in a way where the registered agent is listed under a LLC they are designated for but please note that we are not concerned with the LLC and do not require you to create a LLC. When verifying your Registered Agent, we match the name and address listed on your application in the database under the section titled “Registered Agent Name & Address” – we do not look at the LLC they are associated with. Please note that this database was created by the Department of State for certain purposes, therefore the Department of Health does not have the ability to change the setup. If you have questions about how to use the website listed above, please use the Division of Corporations’ guide at https://dos.myflorida.com/sunbiz/search/guides/corporation-records/.