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THANK YOU to our FANA Visionaries: Daniel Acevedo, Jeb Ainsworth, Michael Awai, Adam Boyd, James Brown, Gregory Buck, Michael Conti, Jason Fernandes, Jena Hill, Don Hirschman, Gerard Hogan, Kevin D. Jones, Amy Kirby, Wilfred Robin Lovelock, Edgardo Lugo, Jonathan Morris, Lori Morris, Mignon Nielsen, Angelique Norwood, Alexander Oliu, Jennifer Pompa, Joshua Reitzfeld, Lara Rhodes, Megan Ryan, Jordan Sonnier, Kathleen Thibeault, Michael Tran, William Turner, Gabriel Vazquez-Lopez, Dina Velocci, Millicent Whaley, Carla White

We Have Raised $140,000 Of Our $200,000 Goal. Can You Help?


 

The FANA PAC is our VOICE in Tallahassee and serves exclusively to protect CRNAs, our scope of practice, and our commitment to patient safety.

The FANA PAC is committed to advocating for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in the Florida state legislature. CRNAs provide comprehensive anesthesia care to patients, before, during and after surgical and obstetrical procedures and are the primary anesthesia professionals in the rural and medically underserved areas. CRNAs practice in every setting in which anesthesia is administered - and protecting our practice setting is paramount..

CRNA practices are always in an imminent threat from AAs (Anesthesiologist Assistants) and CRNA scope of practice limitations. Did you known AAs have a national marketing campaign titled, “Meet Your Anesthetist”? There were bills presented to limit what CRNAs can describe themselves as, and past bills that would further limit CRNA scope in surgical centers. Your PAC contributions give Florida CRNAs a voice to stop them. The time is now to take the FANA PAC Challenge!!

FANA has had significant legislative successes:

  • 2021 Legislation: 
    Non-Opioid Alternatives – SB 530:  PASSED
    SB 530 amends the non-opioid alternatives law to allow the non-opioid alternatives pamphlet to be provided in electronic form. 
    Civil Liability for Damages Related to COVID-19 – SB 72: PASSED
    SB 72 provides heightened liability protections for negligence claims against individuals, businesses, governmental entities and health care entities and providers. As it relates to health care entities and providers, the bill requires a claimant to prove with a preponderance of the evidence that the entity or provider was grossly negligent or engaged in intentional misconduct in failing to substantially comply with government health standards or guidance, in interpreting or applying the standards or guidance, or in the provision of a novel or experimental treatment.
    Consent for Pelvic Examinations – SB 716:  PASSED
    SB 716 revises law year’s requiring written consent for pelvic examinations to limit application of the law to an examination of the female internal reproductive system while the patient is anesthetized or unconscious.  
    Physician Assistants – HB 431:  PASSED
    HB 431 addresses various aspects of PA education and make changes to PA scope of practice.  Originally, the bill removed the 1-4 supervision ratio for PAs entirely.  However, HB 431 was amended to insert a 1-10 supervision ratio.  The bills also give PAs signature authority for actions such as Baker Act, do-not-resuscitate orders and death certificates. None of these bills make any changes to anesthesia provisions for PAs.
    Prohibited Acts by Health Care Practitioners – HB 721/SB 1142:  DIED
    These bills prohibit health care practitioners from knowingly using the term “anesthesiologist” or “dermatologist” if the health care practitioner is not licensed as a medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy or a dentist.  As written, the bills would prohibit a CRNA from calling themselves a “nurse anesthesiologist.”  
    Autonomous Practice by Advanced Practice Registered Nurses – HB 111/SB 424: DIED
    Last year, House Bill 607 was passed and signed into law, providing a pathway for certain APRNs to practice autonomously. After negotiations between the House and Senate the bill was limited to apply only to APRNs who practice in primary care prior to its passage. HB 111 and SB 424 builds upon last year’s progress by opening the door for all APRNs (including CRNAs) to practice autonomously to the fullest extent of their education and training.
    Telehealth – SB700/HB 247:  DIED
    SB 700 bill includes a number of provisions relating to telehealth. As originally filed, the bill authorized non-physician health care practitioners who are required to maintain a formal supervisory relationship with a physician to satisfy that requirement through telehealth whether the physician is an in-state or an out-of-state telehealth provider. In addition, the bill allowed for a provider to practice in a manner consistent with their scope of practice and prescribe Schedule III, IV, and V controlled substances through telehealth.
    Reapplication for Revoked Health Care Practitioner License – SB 1546:  DIED
    SB 1546 requires, rather than authorizes, the Department of Health boards to establish rules for applications for reapplication for a revoked license and requires the boards to grant applicants opportunities at reasonable intervals to demonstrate competencies in order to pursue reinstatement of their license.

We're asking every CRNA to invest $25/month and every SRNA to invest $2.10/month to reach FANA PAC’s Challenge goal of $200,000 in year 2021! Set up your recurring monthly payment NOW and help protect CRNA practice!

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