The Florida House Health Quality Subcommittee today passed HB 607 by Representative Cary Pigman (R-Sebring), related to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses autonomous practice.
The Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists (FANA) released the following statement regarding passage of the bill.
“We thank Chairwoman Colleen Burton and members of the House Health Quality Subcommittee for passing HB 607 which will allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to practice to the full extent of their education and training without physician supervision.
“The bill seeks to modernize Florida’s laws and recognizes that APRNs play an essential role in Florida’s health care system and provide patients, particularly those in rural and other underserved communities who may not otherwise have access to vital services, with high-quality care at a much lower cost.
“We thank Representative Cary Pigman for his leadership on this important initiative that recognizes the safe, effective care that APRNs provide and removes unnecessary supervision regulations.”