Florida Human Trafficking CEU for Healthcare Professionals

Florida Approvals: Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy
Florida Mandated Human Trafficking CEU – CE Broker Provider Tracking #  50-12950 / 50-20979
CE Broker Reporting Within 24 Hours of Course Completion

Florida Human TraffickingHuman Trafficking – 2 Hours (Mandatory Beginning 2019)
Course Curriculum: Click Here 
CE Broker Tracking # 20-696768 / 20-735564
Florida Pharmacy Human TraffickingHuman Trafficking for Pharmacy – 2 Hours (Mandatory Beginning 2019)
Program Announcement: Click Here – CE Broker Tracking #: 20-735564
Board of Pharmacy Approved – Report to CPE Monitor

Approved for the following Boards Only:  
Florida Board of Nursing (CE Broker #: 50-12950, Tracking Number: 20-735564)
Florida Board of Dentistry (CE Broker #: 50-12950, Tracking Number: 20-735564)
Florida Board of Pharmacy (CE Broker #: 50-12950, Tracking Number: 20-735564)
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CE Broker #: 50-12950, Tracking Number: 20-735564)
Florida Board of Physical Therapy (CE Broker # 50-20979, Course Tracking # 20-696768) 

Florida Requirements for All Health Licenses:

All Healthcare Professionals: Each licensee or certificate holder shall complete a board-approved, minimum 1 hour (2 hour for nursing professionals) continuing education course on human trafficking.  The course may be included in the total general hours required and must be completed by January 1, 2021. Required in accordance with Section 456.0641, Florida Statutes.

The Bill, Chapter 2019-152, Laws of Florida, which addresses healthcare professionals licensed by the following Boards: Acupuncture, Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing Home Administration, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics and Nutrition, Respiratory Care, Massage Therapy, and Physical Therapy. Healthcare professionals licensed by these Boards must complete one hour of continuing education (CE) on human trafficking and post a sign in their office by January 1, 2021.

The legislation also requires that new Massage Establishments have a Designated Establishment Manager (or DEM) starting July 1, 2019 and that all Massage Establishments, regardless of the time the license was issued, have one no later than January 1, 2020 Chapter 2019-152, Laws of Florida, also amended the provisions governing when the Board shall take disciplinary action against a Massage Establishment’s license. Finally, Massage Establishments are required to implement a procedure for reporting suspected human trafficking by January 1, 2021 and have a sign outlining that procedure posted in their establishment.

The training must consists of the following:

  • The types of human trafficking
  • Factors that place a person at greater risk of being a victim of human trafficking
  • Sex trafficking and labor trafficking
  • How to identify individuals who may be victims of human trafficking
  • How to report cases
  • Resources available to victims
  • Public and private social services available for rescue, food, clothing and shelter referrals
  • Hotlines for reporting
  • Validated assessment tools for identifying victim and general indicators that a person may be a victim
  • Procedures for sharing information related to human trafficking with a patient
  • Referral options for legal and social services