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Physical Therapy Bill Moving in Committees

Posted over 6 years ago by Doreen Cassarino

SB 536 and HB 413 is being championed by FNPN and advocated heavily for by FNPN professional lobbyist is moving forward this week in committees. Senate Bill 536, Relating to Physical Therapy, by Senator Nancy Detert (R-Venice) was heard at the Health Policy Committee. The bill would allow Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) to authorize a physical therapist to implement a treatment plan for a patient. The bill passed unanimously and will now head to the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, scheduled to meet Thursday, March 14th. The House companion, HB 413 by Representative Travis Hutson (R-Palm Coast), was approved in the House Health and Human Services Committee and is now ready to be heard by the full House!

CS/SB 536 - Physical Therapy

General Bill by Health Policy and Detert

Physical Therapy: Authorizing physical therapists to implement physical therapy treatment plans of a specified duration which are provided by advanced registered nurse practitioners, etc.

Effective Date: 07/01/2013

Last Event: 03/07/13 S CS by Health Policy read 1st time on Thursday, March 07, 2013 5:10 PM

CS/HB 413 - Physical Therapy

General Bill by Health Quality Subcommittee and Hutson (CO-SPONSORS) Campbell; Cummings; Diaz, M.; Eagle; Pigman; Rodrigues, R.; Santiago; Spano

Physical Therapy: Authorizes physical therapist to implement physical therapy treatment plans of specified duration which are developed by physical therapist or provided by practitioner of record or ARNP.

Effective Date: July 1, 2013

Last Event: Added to Second Reading Calendar on Thursday, March 07, 2013 8:35 PM