advanced registered nurse practitioners

Florida Legislature
Florida House of Representatives

The Senate on Tuesday took up three House health care priorities, teeing them up for votes and potentially clearing the way for public budget negotiations to resume.

The Florida Senate is moving closer to the House when it comes to letting nurse practitioners work independently of doctors. The Senate’s Appropriations Committee has teed the issue up for consideration before the full chamber.

Oliva Lashes Out At Health Care Industry As ‘Robber Barons’

Jan 15, 2020
News Service of Florida

House Speaker Jose Oliva, who last year shepherded several contentious health-care measures through the Legislature, lashed out Tuesday at the health-care industry as modern-day "robber barons." 

Nurse Practitioner Debate Re-Emerges In Fla. House

Feb 14, 2019

Twenty-two states, Washington D.C. and two U.S. territories allow advanced registered nurse practitioners to work independently of physicians.

Scott Poised To Act On Health, Education Bills

Apr 12, 2016
Florida Governor's Office

In a final flurry of activity from the legislative session, Gov. Rick Scott this week will take action on heavily debated health, education and tax bills.

Health Bills, Tax Cuts, 'Legacy Florida' Go To Scott

Mar 31, 2016
Daylina Miller/Health News Florida / WUSF

Scott received a handful of health-care bills, including a measure (HB 221) that addresses a controversial health-insurance issue known as "balance billing."

Prescribing, Insurance Changes Get Last-Minute Approval

Mar 14, 2016
Florida Legislature
Florida House of Representatives

Florida lawmakers Friday approved measures that would expand the drug-prescribing powers of advanced registered nurse practitioners and address a controversial health-insurance issue known as "balance billing."

Series Of Health Care Bills Poised To Pass House

Mar 2, 2016

After the issues sailed through committees, the House is poised to pass a series of bills dealing with health-care regulations.

Daylina Miller / WUSF

Health care providers around Florida are continuing a push for laws that would expand the roles of nurse practitioners and physicians assistants.

Senator Tries Again On Expanded Prescribing Powers

Sep 2, 2015
Florida Senate

A Senate Republican on Tuesday proposed a wide-ranging health bill that includes allowing advanced-registered nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled substances.

Expanded Prescribing Gets House OK

Apr 2, 2015

Physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners won another round Wednesday in their battle to gain expanded drug-prescribing powers, with a House health committee backing the proposal.

Similar bills are moving in the House and Senate that would allow physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled substances, an idea that doctors' groups have long opposed.