The Florida Department of Health has awarded a $200,000 contract to a Florida plastic surgery center that has been accused of racial discrimination.
The company that has received the contract, Miami Plastic Surgery, said the contract is part of a larger contract to provide cosmetic surgery to local organizations.
The state said in a statement that it is committed to equal opportunity and said the state is “continuing to look for other contractors to provide similar services.”
“While we are committed to working with all providers in Florida, we have determined that the Miami Plastic Surgeons contract is the best fit for our organization,” the statement said.
Miami Plastic surgery said in its statement that the state has a long history of providing affordable, high quality cosmetic surgeries to local residents.
It has been in business for more than 30 years and employs more than 3,000 people, according to the company’s website.
The statement did not say when the contract was awarded.
The contract for the Florida facility has not been made public.
The Associated Press has reported that the facility has a history of racial and ethnic discrimination.
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