Office of the General Counsel
Jennifer A. Tschetter, General Counsel
Ms. Tschetter provides the State Surgeon General, Deputy Secretaries and Senior Management with advice on legal issues that have an impact on the administration of the Department of Health. Additionally, she directs and manages the activities of a state-wide team of over
80 attorneys located in 12 offices throughout Florida.
Daniel Hernandez, Deputy General Counsel for Prosecution Services
Mr. Hernandez manages and provides oversight to the Department's Prosecution Services Unit ("PSU"). The PSU assists in the regulation of, and prosecutes, the nearly one million health care practitioners throughout Florida.
Janine B. Myrick, Deputy General Counsel for Health
As Deputy General Counsel for Health, Ms. Myrick assists the General Counsel in the planning, supervision and coordination of all legal services necessary to support the Department's mission, vision and goals.
Daniel T. Medved, Deputy General Counsel for County Health Departments and Children's Medical Services
Deputy General Counsel Mr. Medved provides leadership and oversight of legal services for the County Health Departments and Children's Medical Services, and serves as legal advisor to the Office of the Deputy Secretary for Statewide Services.
To provide legal advice to and advocate on behalf of the Department of Health in accordance with the law and rules governing attorneys.
The Office of the General Counsel provides legal representation for the Department of Health. It also provides training, oversight and coordination for the Department's attorneys throughout the state; prepares General Counsel opinions; coordinates risk management referrals, legal assignments and legal representation for all of the Department of Health's programs and County Health Departments; assures timely and accurate responses to legal issues facing the Department.