Advanced practice nurses feel Florida's cold shoulder — 4 insights

Although Florida has passed several healthcare-related measures, one group is feeling left out of the state's healthcare reform efforts: advanced practice nurses, local news affiliate WJHG reports.

What you should know:

1. Advanced practice nurses lobbied heavily for legislative reform around full-practice authority.

2. Twenty-eight states require physician supervision for advanced practice nurses, and Florida is one of the most restrictive.

3. House Speaker José Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, made advanced practice reform legislation one of his priorities, but lobbying efforts by the Florida Medical Association swayed the Senate and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis

4. Advanced registered nurse practitioner Stan Whittaker chided the decision and called the protocol "antiquated and outdated."

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