FANA’s CRNA Days, March 25 - 26, 2019 :  Tallahassee

CRNAs and SRNAs are encouraged to join colleagues and peers in Tallahassee to show our support of legislation filed by Senator Brandes (SB972) and Representative Pigman (HB821) that would allow APRNs in Florida to practice to the full extent of their education and training without physician supervision or protocols.

Currently, 22 states have already removed barriers for some or all APRN roles and many other states are considering legislation to do the same. We believe it is time for Florida to modernize its statutes related to APRN supervision and to finally catch the law up with practice. Laws do not contemplate the sophisticated education and training ARPNs receive today. FANA is committed to the safety and wellbeing of patients; and supports the many independent studies that show APRNs can safely and effectively provide some of the same healthcare services as physicians.

On March 5, 2019, during the opening day of the 2019 Legislative Session, House Speaker Jose Oliva urged lawmakers to support expanding the scope of practice for APRNs in addition to expanding telehealth to  address Florida’s looming healthcare crisis.

A number of economic benefits would result from less restrictive APRN regulation, with an estimated savings to Florida’s health care system of between $968 million and $9.5 billion by 2025, and the addition of 4,518 to 10,390 new jobs.

 

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