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Florida Coalition for Advanced Practice Nursing important news from around the state

Posted almost 7 years ago by Regina Pommer

  • A press conference took place in Tallahassee this morning at Elizabeth Markovich's practice, Integrative Health Care, highlighting NP Week.  This segment can be viewed by going to http://www.wctv.tv/.  Look on the right hand side below the Pin Point Weather and the screen boxes.  The third box has a list of headlines.  Click on the “Nurse Week” and you can see it.
     
  • Also, PAs in Michigan received controlled substance privileges.  According to Susan Lynch’s message, this leaves Florida remaining the only state without PA privileges for controlled substance prescribing. You can read the full article on http://www.wnem.com/story/15994929/governor-new-law-to-address-doctor-shortage-in-Michigan
     
  • Finally, Joe Negron, Senate Health and Human Services appropriations chairman, is looking to eliminate Medipass. It is feared that this will hurt NP run clinics significantly as it remains one of the few options patients have for identifying an NP as their PCP.