Founded in 1874, the Florida Medical Association is a professional association dedicated to the service and assistance of Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine in Florida. The FMA represents more than 22,000 members on issues of legislation and regulatory affairs, medical economics and education, public health, and ethical and legal issues. We advocate for physicians and their patients to promote the public health, ensure the highest standards of medical practice, and to enhance the quality and availability of health care in the Sunshine State.
The Florida Orthopaedic Society (FOS) was founded in an effort to raise the standards of orthopaedic practices by providing ongoing education, networking, recognition and certification. Since 1947 the Florida Orthopaedic Society has represented the interests of the orthopaedic profession in our state. The BONES Society of Florida currently represents orthopedic practice administrators from around the State of Florida.
The Florida Physical Therapy Association is the only healthcare professional organization that solely represents the special interests of practicing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in the state of Florida. The FPTA educates Floridians, healthcare providers, and public policy decision makers about the key role physical therapists and physical therapist assistants play in restoring and improving motion. It is physical therapy that provides prevention, wellness, and rehabilitative treatment options that improve people’s lives.
FWCIGA evaluates workers' compensation claims made by insureds against insolvent member companies or funds and determines if such claims are covered claims which should be paid or settled with funds from FWCIGA. FWCIGA also determines whether an assessment against its members is necessary to pay covered claims of an insolvent insurer, or to reimburse FWCIGA for expenses associated with carrying out its statutory functions. In addition, FWCIGA may make reports and recommendations to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation regarding solvency, liquidation or rehabilitation of member insurers, may request an examination of member insurers which may be impaired or insolvent and may make recommendations to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation regarding the detection and prevention of insolvency of a workers' compensation insurer.
The purpose of the Workers' Compensation Section is to provide an organization within The Florida Bar open to all members in good standing who have a common interest in workers' compensation law. The Section provides a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to the improvement of individual trial abilities in workers' compensation cases.
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