NP Work Force Bill - PCB-14 - PASSES TODAY !!
The proposed committee bill (PCB-14) offered by the Select Committee on Health Care Work Force Innovation was passed in committee today- 12 = Yea's, 2 = Excused, and 2 = NO [Harrel (Stuart) and Swartz (Hollywood)]. The session was long with Rep. (Dr.) Pigman addressing his committee members on the need for this bill and he expertly clarified last minute issues and questions with great aplumb. Public comment followed and Jim Quilan, ARNP and Pam Johnson, ARNP were there to represent FNPN and testify.
The committee bill is now on its way to the Speakers Office to be assigned a bill number and referred to appropriate House committees. Your work as NP advocates is really needed now!
1. Stop and write a letter of thanks to all the committee members especially the supporters and especially the Chair, Rep Oliva and Vice-Chair Rep. (Dr.) Pigman for thier vision to make the needed health care workforce changes in Fl.
2. Prepare your messages for your local legislators, call and visit them.
3. Get your patients, fellow nurses, colleagues, family and friends to help us keep this bill moving. Florida deserves better and this bill will bring us parity to other states. Are you with us!!??
REMEMBER THAT YOUR PERSONAL DONATIONS TO THE CANDIATES CANNOT BE GIVEN DURING SESSION, SO YOU CAN DONATE TO THE FNPN PAC ANYTIME.
JOIN FNPN NOW - STAY INFORMED - HELP ADVOCATE FOR OUR PROFESSION - WE NEED YOU!
Submitted by Jean Aertker, Legislative chair FNPN