Home Health Agencies provide medical care to patients in their homes. Services typically include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. In many states, home hospice care falls under home health licensing. Like medical facilities, states heavily regulate home health agencies and require licenses. In some cases, county and city licenses also apply, particularly to the disposal of medical waste.
Tampa, Florida is one of the Gulf of Mexico’s great port cities. Its booming business community needs a fair number of licenses – mostly from Hillsborough County and the state. Tampa businesses typically require four to eight licenses and permits – most from the State of Florida. Tampa's economy includes service, retail, finance, insurance, shipping by air and sea, national defense, professional sports, tourism, and real estate. Tampa Bay is home to large and vibrant shipping port that fuels the economy as does tourism and the city's relatively new focus on conventions and events.