Grimsley passed the vote through both the Senate and the House and are on their way to the Governor for approval.
This will permit Psych-Mental Health board-certified Advanced Practice Nurses (ARNP) to initiate and release the Baker Act (involuntary admission) for specific clients. This will improve timely care for such patients who may be delayed assessment. A final of this bill will be out soon.
Please write or call to thank Representative Rene "Coach P" Plasencia and Sen. Denise Grimsley for their landmark legislation for ARNPs in Florida! Thanks also to the FNPN BOD, legislative team, members and especially to our dedicated and hard working lobbyist Allison Carvajal!
What an amazing accomplishment! Janet DuBois, President