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FMA Disputes Nurse Practitioner Report

Florida TaxWatch’s recent report, “Diagnosing the Debate,” offers data that support proposals before the Legislature that would allow nurse practitioners to practice independently from doctors, the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau reports.  The Florida Medical Association, which fiercely opposes the legislation, has called on TaxWatch to withdraw the report, pointing to “five serious flaws.”   TaxWatch stands by the report, saying that allowing advanced registered nurse practitioners and physician assistants a freer reign would “expand [medical] access...and provide significant savings” for Floridians.

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