Indoor Air Quality
The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee County, Environmental Health Section
- (386) 362-2708, Ext. 6091
915 Nobles Ferry Road
P. O. Drawer 6030
Live Oak, Florida 32064
The primary function of this program is to provide advice and expertise to Floridians with indoor air concerns in residences, schools, health-care and public facilities. The Department of Health Indoor Air Program began in the late 1980's. Its goal is to improve the health of Floridians by reducing exposure to indoor air contaminants.
The Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA) was enacted in 1985 by the Florida Legislature. The purpose of this part is to protect people from the health hazards of secondhand smoke and to implement the Florida health initiative in s.20, Art. X of the state constitution. It is the intent of the Legislature to not inhibit, or otherwise obstruct, medical or scientific research or smoking cessation programs approved by the Department of Health. In November 2002, seventy-one percent of Florida's citizens voted for a constitutional amendment to prohibit smoking in all enclosed indoor workplaces. The smoke free law became effective July 1, 2003.
The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) are responsible for enforcement of the FCIAA. DBPR shall enforce the FCIAA in restaurants, bowling centers, dog tracks, horse tracks, bars, billiards, bingo halls (with food service), and civic/fraternal organizations. DOH shall enforce the FCIAA in all facilities not regulated by DBPR.