Lift prescription restrictions on health professionals (PAs & APRNS) [FL]
"Senate Bill 614, sponsored by Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring, would give PAs and ARNPs the authority to prescribe controlled substances as determined appropriate by supervisory physicians. It would not remove any decisionmaking power from the physician. This bill — and a similar bill in the House, HB 281 — will go a long way to ensure that an additional 20,000 providers will be able to treat patients to the level of our training and education.
No state that gave PAs or ARNPs full prescriptive authority has ever rescinded it. Passing this legislation will help to keep my PA and ARNP colleagues who were trained in Florida, practicing in Florida. It will improve access to health care for all Floridians and create more jobs."