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Legislative Update For June 15, 2019

Non-Opioid Alternatives - HB 451 (Plakon) - PASSED

HB 451 requires the Department of Health to create and publish on its website an educational pamphlet regarding the use of non-opioid alternatives to treat pain.  Health care providers, except in the provision of emergency care, must inform patients of non-opioid alternatives for the treatment of pain before providing anesthesia or prescribing, ordering, dispensing or administering an opioid drug and document the non-opioid alternatives considered in the patient’s record.

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Media Advisory: Florida House Subcommittee on Health Quality to Hold Workshop on Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Autonomous Practice


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Florida State University in Panama City, FL HURRICANE UPDATE

Please keep our CRNA and SRNA colleagues from Florida State University in Panama City, FL in your prayers. The school and clinical sites have suffered major damage caused by Hurricane Michael. They are currently unable to attend classes and clinical rotations until further notice.  While all of the students are safe, many have suffered major losses to include their homes.

Please encourage your friends, families, colleagues, and students to donate to one of the two fundraising sites. Even a single dollar can help!

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