Such a shame....in an "unprecedented" act, Florida legislators suddenly shut down all hearings, including those involving DEA authority and FPA for Nurse Practitioners. Florida is, by far, the most restrictive state where Advanced Practice Nurses are concerned. This move will result in continued shortage of healthcare for Florida residents and an increase in NPs leaving the state to practice elsewhere.
This is inexcusable...as one NP wrote, "it's mind-blowing that I can't write a prescription for a mild pain pill for a suffering patient, but I can write a prescription that can stop someone's heart."
Way to go, Florida Medical Association AND the Legislators!! Greed at the expense of poor healthcare for constituents and tax payer dollars. #SpecialPlaceInHell4U #LoseUrEgo #GiveAPNsFPA #FullPracticeAuthority