CHOW occurs when 51 percent of the ownership shares, membership, or controlling interest of a licensee is in any manner transferred or otherwise assigned.
AHCA Florida Agency for Health Care Administration are responsible for the administration of the Florida Medicaid program, licensure, and regulation of Florida’s health facilities and for providing information to Floridians about the quality of care they receive.
AHCA Florida Agency for Health Care Administration was statutorily created by Chapter 20, Florida Statutes as of the chief health policy and planning entity for the state. We are primarily responsible for the state’s estimated $25.2 billion Medicaid program that will serve a projected 4.27 million Floridians in SFY 2016-17, the licensure of the state’s 48,500 health care facilities, and the sharing of health care data through the Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis.AHCA Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is authorized in Section 20.42, Florida Statutes. It is the chief health policy and planning entity for the state. The Agency is responsible for health facilities licensure, inspection, and regulatory enforcement; investigation of consumer complaints related to health care facilities and managed care plans; the implementation of the Certificate of Need program; the operation of the Florida Center for Health Information and Transparency; the Administration of the Medicaid program; the administration of the contracts with the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation; the certification of health maintenance organizations and prepaid health clinics; and other duties prescribed by statute or agreement.The head of the Agency for Health Care Administration is the Secretary, who is appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate. The Agency for Health Care Administration is divided into various units and subunits.