Florida Senate bill 7071, would authorise the nurse practitioners to administer, dispense and prescribe medicinal drugs, and authorize to perform the practice, without physician supervision or protocol. The bill has freed the nurse practitioners from collaborative agreement with a physician, which would never hamper patient`s benefits because; the nursing practitioners can play a significant role in replacing the physicians and can provide care in the home and in workplaces.
The ARNP movement in Florida would progress further, because, an independent Advance Practice Registered Nurse or APRN would be authorized to prescribe control substances from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration without a physician`s supervision.
Enactment of the bill (Affordable Care Act) would increase the availability of primary care centres, in a cost effective way because, the cost of services provided by the nurse practitioners are generally less than the cost charged by a physician.
The bill would increase the scope of our practice in rural and medically underserved areas for providing healthcare benefits and would authorize us to play the complementary role of a physician.
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