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Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners

FLANP is a pro-active group of Nurse Practitioners and health care advocates who are working to improve access to health care for Florida's citizens.


The Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners (FLANP) is doing everything it can to support House Bill 607(NP Full Practice Authority Bill) in this legislative session. 

Last year we were SUCCESSFUL at getting our Full Practice Authority (FPA) bill through the house with our extensive media campaign and lobbying efforts despite a massive onslaught of opposition from the Florida Medical Association (FMA).

We have already seen evidence of a continued effort to stifle our bill this year with anti-NP news reports and publications.  We Must Counter any misleading propaganda andset the record straight on the benefits of full practice authority (FPA) for nurse practitioners.

Please help by donating, renewing your membership, and sharing this information with your Nurse Practitioner friends and co-workers.  The more people who join/donate, the stronger our campaign will be!

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 *** We are looking for motivated and interested applicants for Board positions!! ***

Help us gain independent practice. Help us support nurse practitioners in Florida through development of innovative programs. If you have a passion for moving your profession forward, consider joining the FLANP Board!  Visit our Membership - Elections page for more information and available positions.


Reforming America’s Healthcare System through Choice and Competition (2019)

OPPAGA Study | 2014 FTC Healthcare Competition

IOM Report|   Robert Graham Center PCP Shortage Report

FL Tax Watch Brief | FL Tax Watch ARNP Summit Report |  National Governor's Report

Medicare Savings with NPs (2016)  FL Tax Watch Economic Benefits of ARNP Independent Practice (2017)


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CMS Quality Payment Resources


November 12, 2019

HB 607 was filed by Pigman authorizing autonomous practice for APRN’s.  Please read the bill here if you haven’t already.  FLANP’s Legislative Committee is monitoring this as well as numerous other bills which you can read about on our Current Bills page.

November 8, 2019

Governor Desantis signed a Proclamation declaring November 10-16th, 2019 Nurse Practioner Week in Florida.


October 3, 2019

President Trump Signs Executive Order Benefiting NPs


AANP is reporting that President Trump signed the “Executive Order on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors” today directing “ the Secretary of Health and Human Services to propose a regulation that enables providers to spend more time with patients by eliminating burdensome regulatory requirements, authorizing all providers to practice at the top of their profession, ensuring appropriate reimbursement for all providers, and reviewing regulatory policies that create reimbursement disparities."


We join with AANP in congratulating President Trump for proposing solutions to improve access to health care by ALL health care providers.


The executive order can be viewed here.


May 6, 2019


MAY 5, 2019

Legislative Session has ended.Unfortunately for the citizens of Florida, HB 821/SB 972 was not heard in the Senate. Citizens of Florida will continue to suffer long wait times to see a healthcare provider. Those who live in rural areas  will continue to experience provider shortages.But we will not stop  in our efforts! We support Choice and Competition in Healthcare.

We thank all those who contributed to the efforts to help with this bill. We will continue to educate the public and advocate to the legislature on the value, safety and high quality care that autonomous Advanced Practice Nurses provide.

April 14, 2019

President Trumps Health Care Agenda:

"When state regulators impose excessive entry barriers and undue restrictions on SOP(scope of practice) for particular types of providers, they often are not responding to legitimate consumer protection concerns. There is a risk that healthcare professionals with overlapping skill sets will seek these restrictions; they view SOP restrictions as an easy, state-sanctioned opportunity to insulate themselves from competition."

"… States should consider changes to their scope-of-practice statutes to allow all healthcare providers to practice to the top of their license, utilizing their full skill set.” Read report here.

April 12, 2019

HB 821 (Pigman) has passed 3 house subcommittees and is now on the house floor for final approval. It is expected to pass and be sent to the Florida Senate. SB 972 (Brandes) remains stalled in the Senate Health Policy committee.

February 25, 2019

Legislative Update:  Bills authorizing full practice authority for APRNs have been filed in both the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives.  The House Bill is HB 821 filed by Representative Cary Pigman.  The Senate Bill is SB 972 filed by Senator Jeff Brandes.  The 2019 Legislative starts on March 5.  We would expect action on these bills to start soon thereafter.  FLANP will provide regular updates on these and other bills we are monitoring.

For a complete list of bills FLANP is monitoring, click here

Please click here for past stories and updates

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