CS/SB 230: Health Care Practitioner Titles and Designations passes through Rules on March 8, 2023
Posted 22 days ago by Vicky Stone-Gale
FNPN PRIDES THEMSELVES ON ADHERING TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF INTEGRITY AND STRIVES TO BE TRUTHFUL IN THEIR POSTINGS. ALL FACTS PRESENTED ON THIS PAGE ARE VERIFIED BY ALLISON CARVAJAL, FNPNs LOBBYIST AND ARE TRANSPARENT AND ACCURATE TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE.
Many thanks to our FNPN Lobbyist, Allison Carvajal for meeting with all of the Senators on the committee to ensure this bill removed specific barriers for us. She is also working diligently with all of the House committee members on HB583, which will be heard at at later date in session.
1. All healthcare providers must be transparent in identifying themselves to a new patient by name and title and such verbal identification must be such that it does not constitute the unlicensed practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine
2. If working in an office setting all healthcare providers must prominently display their licenses for patients to see
3. If working outside of the office setting all healthcare providers must wear a name tag or have their name on the lab coat. The information on the name tag must not constitute the practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine
4. There is no change to the nurse practitioner title. FNPN's lobbyist worked with the legislators to ensure that this was removed out of the bill. You DO NOT need to change your title to A-APRN if autonomous or a D-APRN if you have a doctorate. This was in the original bill.
5. The prospective boards will have discipline over their own licensees.
You MUST identify yourself appropriately on all business cards, letterhead, advertising, etc. If you have a doctoral degree then you must state that you are a nurse practitioner such as Dr. Mary Smith, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner. If you are not properly identifying yourself as a nurse practitioner with a doctoral degree you may be reported to the Board of Nursing.
Please ensure all of your advertising is in order and if it does not meets these requirements it needs to be updated and changed immediately. Now is the time to educate your office staff and make sure they understand they must identify you as a nurse practitioner with a doctor of nursing practice degree or a PhD. Not a Doctor.
Dr. Vicky Stone-Gale, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Family Nurse Practitioner