The Administrative Law Bureau primarily serves as counsel to all professional licensure and disciplinary boards within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Department of Health; to the Education Practices Commission (Department of Education) and the Board of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services (Department of Financial Services). In addition to these professional licensure boards, the bureau serves as counsel to the Florida Elections Commission, the State Retirement Commission, the Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged (Department of Transportation), the Florida Transportation Commission (Department of Transportation), and the Wireless 911 Board (Department of Management Services). As Board Counsel, the attorney advises on the Sunshine Law, Administrative Procedures, rulemaking authority, legislative matters, and substantive law issues. In addition, the attorney litigates licensure, rule challenge and bid protest cases for the Boards and handles any resulting appeals.
The Bureau represents the Department of Children and Families in defense of actions taken in Independent Living cases.
Attorneys in this bureau serve as Hearing Officers in hearings relating to garnishment of wages for collection of student loan debts by the Florida Department of Education.
The Bureau advises the Attorney General and the Governor on matters involving the Administrative Procedure Act and any substantive legislation affecting any client boards/commissions.
The Bureau also promulgates emergency rules scheduling or rescheduling of controlled substances on behalf of the Attorney General.