Write For Our Independence

My fellow CRNAs,

As you may recall, last year during the 2019 Legislative Session, we had a disappointing end to our APRN Modernization Bill. However, after a spring of reflection, a summer of rejuvenation, and a fall of game planning, FANA entered the 2020 Florida Legislative Session with optimism and a renewed sense of energy and excitement!
Thanks to astute strategic decisions, amazing membership engagement, essential PAC investments, our partners' expertise and counsel, and immeasurable volunteer work, Florida APRNs—including more than 5,400 CRNAs—are on the cusp of the passage of a groundbreaking APRN Independent Practice bill.

But we need your help in pushing this legislation across the finish line and the next few days will be crucial.  Last Friday, with greatest appreciation to the leadership of House Speaker Jose Oliva and bill sponsor Rep. Cary Pigman, Florida’s House of Representatives passed HB 607/ HB 7053.
The Senate version of the APRN bill does not include CRNAs. That is why we need every Florida CRNA, along with their family and friends, to write to their Senators urging them to support CRNAs and to include them in the final legislation.

Using this link: http://aprnadvocacy.com/action-alerts/  and with two clicks, you will be able to access an editable pre-drafted letter that can be sent to all Florida Senators.  In this letter, please write “INCLUDE CRNAs” in both the subject line and in the free-text box.
Our patients, our colleagues, and our profession need YOU and YOUR VOICE.  Let it be loud and clear: CRNAs/APRNs should be allowed to practice to the extent of their education and training without the requirement of physician supervision.

Thank you.


In service,
Jose D. Castillo III, PhD, MS, CRNA, APRN
President, Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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