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Breaking News: HB 547 passed through the Health Innovation Committe

Posted over 4 years ago by Jean Aertker

Breaking News: HB 547 passed through the Health Innovation Committe this morning after a vigorous debate.

HB 547 Allows ARNPs independent practice, controlled substances prescriptive authority and Baker Act authority for Psych Certified NPs.FNPN has been working closely with Rep. Dr. Pigman and his staff as well as our lobbyist Allison Carvajal to craft this bill and move it forward in committee. Board members Janet DuBois, Jean Aertker and Pam Johnson were in attendance for this hearing waving in support when the bill passed 9-4!

Janet DuBois
President FNPN


Comments

Anne Conklin over 4 years ago

Onward and upward...
Anne Conklin ARNP

Darlene Harris over 4 years ago

Wow almost there- come on Florida- let's move forward.

Deborah J Post over 4 years ago

fantastic news yay!!! Thanks you all for your work

Allyson Kayton over 4 years ago

This is fantastic news. Thank you to everyone involved in this fight.

Stefanie La Manna over 4 years ago

Thank you everyone. This is great news.

Patricia Perry over 4 years ago

Thank you for educating our legislators. If passed all the way, Florida Will join the nation's efforts in updating our health care system.

Josie Weiss over 4 years ago

Whoopee!! One step closer! Thanks FNPN for all you are doing to make this happen!

Geraldine Emanuel over 4 years ago

Thank you for all your efforts. So glad to hear. Fantastic news. When will this materialize?

Andrea Degendice over 4 years ago

Awesome. So what's the next step? Anyone know?

Myrna De Jesus Flynn over 4 years ago

Thank you for all of the hard work! Together we can make a difference!

Dr. Brad A. Briscoe over 4 years ago

Great News! Thanks FNPN!

Diane Riggleman over 4 years ago

One giant step for NP-kind, one step closer to providing "the Best Care" for the people!
Great move in the right direction!
Yeah Florida!

Sandra Roberts over 4 years ago

I am almost hesitant to be excited!!!! I have been waiting for almost 18 years

Julia Howell over 4 years ago

The above post by Patricia Perry expresses how I feel
"Thank you for educating our legislators. If passed all the way, Florida Will join the nation's efforts in updating our health care system. well"

Margarita Dorsey over 4 years ago

What an exciting time to become an NP. Thank you for paving the way !

Jan Heidel over 4 years ago

Great News. Thanks to everyone for your diligence and hard work

Mary Jeanne Groesbeck over 4 years ago

Who do we write to to help with the next step?
It is wonderful how far you have gotten with this legislature. What can we do to help push it forward.

Bernita Armstrong over 4 years ago

I am excited, I have been a Licensed ARNP in Florida since 1994, but have been working in Tennessee and Kentucky where practice was not so restrictive. If this truly means we can prescribe, have an independent practice, will we be required to have physician oversight for controlled substance Sch 2-5, percentage of charts to be reviewed and signed off? Oversight can be costly. I will be be watching for details and would love to return to Florida to practice as a NP with a DNP in Palliative Care.


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