October 14, 2018

Help Needed! Hurricane Relief Efforts!

Supplies are needed for Hurricane Michael relief efforts. Many FLANP members live in the region affected by the hurricane, including our Board Chair Stan Whittaker.

Diapers, Wipes, household items, canned food, generators, etc are needed.

The address is 16119 Hwy 71 South Blountstown at the old Chevy Dealership. This dealership is being used as a coordinating area for collections and distribution of supplies. We do not know if they accept mail or amazon delivery.

This has address has been verified with the Sheriff's Dept.

Blountstown is an area being used for relief efforts. It is about 45 minutes north of Mexico Beach. 

Thank you for your help

May 6-12

Happy Nurses Week!

2018 Legislative Session Ends

HB 1337 Passed. This bill updates the Nurse Practice Act

SB 21 Passed. This bill imposes new opioid prescribing rules.

2018 Legislative Session Begins

HB 973/SB 708 ( Daniels/Placensia, Brandes) Signature Authority Bill. Recognizes nurse practitioner and physician assistant signature where a physician signature is required. Would increase access to care, reduce costs and improve health outcomes.

HB 1337/SB 1594 (Pigman, Brandes) Updates Nurse Practice Act to conform to national standards. Changes the term Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, updates Clinical Nurse Specialist role.

HB 573/ SB 112 Involuntary Examination Under Baker Act. Authorized nurse practitioners to be able to protect suicidal persons and protect the public from homicidal person by certifying a Baker Act.

November 12-18

Happy Nurse Practitioner Week!

September 7, 2017

To Volunteer to help with Hurricane Irma

click here

June 23, 2017

HB 543 Signed by Governor

Update from the Board of Nursing
HB 543 Regulation of Health Care Practitioners
Effective Date: June 23, 2017

Summary: This bill requires that an established protocol be maintained at the location or locations at which the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) practices. It also removes the requirement that the Board of Nursing review protocols and submit uncompliant protocols to the Florida Department of Health.

So effective immediately, ARNPs no longer need to file protocols with the Board of Nursing. ARNPs must  maintain a signed protocol at the locations where the ARNP practices.


FLANP is proud to have worked together with Coalition nursing groups to bring about passage of this important bill. Thanks to our Lobbyist Chris Floyd, FLANP Board Chair Stan Whittaker and all Coalition lobbyists for working this legislation in Tallahassee.


May 8, 2017

Legislative Session Ends.

HB543/SB328 Passed House and Senate.

This bill will change the way protocols are filed. Instead of sending protocols to the Board of Nursing, protocol will be need to be kept at the primary work site of the ARNP.

All other bills made significant progress through the house but unfortunately were held up in the senate. Thank you to everyone who participated in efforts to get our bills heard and passed. 


March 1, 2017


Legislative Session begins March 7, 2017


Bills of interest

HB 7011: Introduces Independent Practice for ARNPS

CS HB129: (Placensia) Allows NPs to be Medical Directors and gain signature authority

SB 96: (Steube) Allows NPs to be Medical Directors

S634/HB 645: (Campbell, Lee): Allows NPs to sign Certificates of Involuntary Commitment (Baker Act)


January 1, 2017

ARNPs may apply for a DEA License Beginning today. The ARNP must have a protocol  filed with the Board of Nursing that states the ARNP has authority to  prescribe controlled substances.

The 3 hour CE requirement is due when you renew your ARNP license.

July 14,2016

DEA  and Legislative Updates click here

Formulary Committee Votes for no further restrictions to ARNP formulary.

The Florida Board Of Nursing (BON) Formulary Committee met this afternoon in Orlando. The committee voted unanimously to make no further recommendations to restrict the prescribing of controlled substances by Florida Nurse Practitioners. This concludes the Formulary Committee's deliberations and the recommendations will go before the BON during their August 5th meeting in Orlando.

Bill to Allow NPs to Prescribe Suboxone Passes

The Senate voted 92-2 for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which would give nurses and physician assistants new authority to treat drug addiction, require physicians to check prescription drug monitoring programs for patients' opioid history and improve access to a drug used to reverse overdoses. The legislation is headed for President Barack Obama's desk, and he is expected to sign the bill.

read more here

May 8-14

Happy Nurses Week!

April 10, 2016

Grassroots Opportunity to Walk for Re-Election Campaign April 16 For Rep Plasencia

Click here for details 

March 11

HB /SB 423 Authorizing ARNPs and PAs to obtain a DEA license and prescribe DEA regulated medication passes Florida Legislature.

This bill will improve access to care for millions of Floridians, especially in rural and underserved areas of Florida. We salute Representative Cary Pigman MD, Senator Denise Grimsley RN, the lobbying team of the Florida Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses, and all the efforts of every person who contributed to this endeavor for over 23 years.

FLANP wishes to especially acknowledge our lobbyist Chris Floyd for his tireless efforts and great work on this bill.

For more details of the new DEA prescribing bill click here.

March 11


Historic Day for ARNPS

March 8, 2016

Urgent! DEA Prescribing in Jeopardy. Email and call Senate President Andy Gardiner  and your senator today! Click here to begin.

March 2, 2016

HB423 Drug Prescription by ARNPs ( Pigman) passed the house floor today and now moves over to the senate.

March 1, 2016

SB 1250 Behavioral Health ( Latvala) Passed to the senate floor today.

SB 676 Access to Health Care (Grimsley) Pending reference review, on senate floor.

SB 572 Involuntary Examination Under the Baker Act (Altman) Placed on calendar, second reading senatefloor.

HB 423 Drug Prescription by ARNPs (Pigman)Third reading calendar, house floor.

HB 325 Baker Act (Campbell,Plasencia) Received in senate February 10th


February 17, 2016

SB 676 Access to Health Care (Grimsley) passed its final committee today. It now moves to the senate floor. This bill will allow ARNPs to obtain a DEA license and prescribe DEA regulated medications. Florida is the only state that restricts ARNPS from this practice.

SB 572 Involuntary Examination Under the Baker Act (Altman)  passed its second committee and now moves to the Appropriations Committee. This bill will allow ARNPs to sign a certificate of involuntary commitment for patients who are suicidal or homicidal. 


January 28, 2016

SB 676 (Grimsley) was moved past the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services directly into Appropriations Committee. This removes one stop on its way to the Senate floor. 

January 26, 2016

SB 676 Access to Health Care (Grimsley) passed Banking and Finance committee today. Next stop Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. This bill grants ARNPs and PAs the ability to obtain a DEA license

January 21, 2016

HB 423 Drug Prescription by ARNPs (Pigman) passed its last committee of reference today and now moves to house floor.

HB 325 Baker Act (Campbell,Plasencia) passed its last committee of reference today and now moves to house floor.

January 12, 2015

Senate President Andy Gardiner Issues Press Release Supporting SB 676 

January 11, 2015

Opening Day of Legislative Session

SB 676 (Grimsley) Passes Health Policy Committee

This bill allows ARNPs and PAs to obtain a DEA License and prescribe DEA regulated Medications.

December 1, 2015

HB 423 (Pigman) Drug Prescription by ARNPs passed the first committee of reference today.There are two more committee stops. 

November 17, 2015

SB572 Baker Act (Altman) / HB 325 Baker Act ( Campbell,Placensia)  Pass first committees of reference today. Each bill has two more committees to pass. 

November 8-14, 2015

Happy Nurse Practitioner Week!

Governor's Proclamation

Opportunity to go on Haiti Mission Trip. Link to info here

November 4, 2015

The following bills have been filed and are moving through the committee process.

SB 676 Grimsley. Health Care

SB 572 Altman. Involuntary Examination under the Baker Act

HB 423 Pigman Drug Prescription by ARNPS and PAs

HB 325 Campbell. Involuntary Examination under the Baker Act

October 22, 2015

HB 423: Drug Prescription by Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants Filed Today

GENERAL BILL by Rep Pigman

Drug Prescription by Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants; Read the bill here

October 20, 2015

SB 152 Ordering of Medications. Passes Health Policy Committee

Senator Denise Grimsley filed a bill to allow ARNPS to order DEA medications in hospital settings.  It was heard today in the Health Policy committee and passed unanimously. Read more here.

October 4, 2015

Suicide prevention webinar. Click here for free webinar details.

September 25, 2015

Senate Bill 0210 DEA prescribing bill filed.

Senator Denise Grimsley has filed S 0210 to allow NPs and PAs to obtain and use a DEA license in Florida.

The bill has been referred to Health Policy, Banking and Insurance, and Rules.

You can read about the bill here:

Committees have already begun to meet for the 2016 legislative session. Legislative Session will begin this year on  January 15.

July 16, 2015

Announcing free CE opportunity

Earn 7 free CEs
Nurse Practitioner Education in Developmental Disabilities
Sponsored by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

Click here to go to the web site

June 24, 2015

Please help our member by taking this survey for her DNP project.

June 22, 2015

HB 27A Tabled for Time Being

Senator Bean Calls for the Creation of a Joint Legislative Task Force on Health Care Policy Innovation

Senator Aaron Bean has called for the creation of a Joint Task Force on Health Care to “thoroughly Examine Health Care Policy Proposals” during the Legislative Interim.

FLANP looks forward to working with Senator Bean as we move forward n these issues.

If Florida is to be able to provide its citizens health care, it is imperative that barriers to nurse practitioner practice be removed. Nurse Practitioners are part of the solution to the primary care shortage in our state. The longer we delay modernization of Florida’s outdated nurse practitioner laws, the longer citizens must suffer with needless delays in care.

You can read the press release here:

June 12, 2015

HB 27 A Passes House Floor Moves on to Senate

We are pleased to announce that HB 27A has passed the House. 97 Yays, 2 Nays.

It now will be sent to the Senate.

Please email your senators and ask them to support HB 27A. It will be a close vote.


Rep Pigman has done a brilliant job of moving this bill through the house. Today Rep Daphne Campbell RN also testified n  the bill’s behalf and swayed several votes.

You can watch the testimony here:

Testimony Starts at 36:55

June 10, 2015

HB 27A

HB 27A passed the health and human service committee today and is on the special order calendar for tomorrow June 11. This bill will allow ARNPS and PAs to obtain a DEA license and prescribe DEA regulated medications. The bill was also heard in a workshop today in the Senate Health Policy Committee.

May 27,2015

Bill 27A Filed for Special Session

Today, Representative Cary Pigman MD filed Special Session bill 27A. Bill 27A will give all advanced practice registered nurses (ARNPs in Florida) the ability to obtain a DEA license and prescribe all schedules of DEA medications. It will restrict chronic pain management to physicians only.

You can read the contents of the bill here.

Special Session starts June 1.

May 19, 2015

Drop Restrictions on Florida's Nurse Practitioners

Excellent article by USF Nursing Dean

May 15, 2015

HB 281 on Special Order Calendar!

There will be a special session this year from June 1=June 20. Sixteen items will be on the agenda including HB 281(Pigman) . This bill allows for ARNPS and PAs to obtain a DEA license.

Maryland Wins Full Practice Authority

Maryland APRNS win Independence!

Maryland became the 21st state to pass Full Practice Authority for NPs. Read about it here.

Happy National Nurses Week 

April 28, 2015

House Ends Session Early


In a surprise move today, the Florida House ended their session “Sine Die”.

This means any bills that were in the house and had not been passed over to thesenate are essentially dead. And any bills that had not passed over to the House from the Senate are also dead, including SB 614, the DEA Licensure bill.


FLANP is analyzing the issue and looking at our options. There will be a special session to implement a budget as is required by the constitution. We expect that Medicaid issues will be a large part of the budget negotiations.

Florida legislators need to understand that the primary care physician shortage is already affecting the citizens of this state. Any budget negotiations should include allowing ARNPs to practice to the full extent of their education and training and without supervision.


For more on this issue please go to this link.


Measles Update. Click here for DOH Alert

Florida Nurse Practitioners Activating Advocacy for Change


April 20, 2015

SB 614 Passes Rules Committee and Heads to Floor. Watch the video here.

The bill has had several changes made to it and amendments attached to it. We are monitoring the changes closely. 

April 15, 2015

SB 614 (Grimsley) DEA on Agenda for April 20, 2015 in Senate Rule Committee.

Thank you for all your help in getting this bill on the agenda. 

April 9, 2015 Urgent Act Now!

 Well it is crunch time and we have been asked to email the senate Rules Committee (Simmons, chair) on SB 614. This is the bill that allows ARNPs and physicians assistants (PAs) to get a DEA license to be able to prescribe  DEA Medications. 

April 9,2015

HB 547 (Pigman) Passes to House Floor!

Watch Rep Pigman in action as he makes the case for ARNPs! Dr Pigman starts at 1:19.

March 31, 2015

DEA Bill 614 (Grimsley) Passed the Regulated Industries Committee on an 8-2 vote. Next stop Rules Committee.

March 28, 2015

HB 547(Pigman) Full Practice Authority Bill Passes 1st committee

HB 547 passed its first committee in the house by a vote of 9 Yeas to 4 Nays. The room was packed as the discussion took place over why ARNPs should have full practice authority. FLANP Board Chair Stan Whittaker and lobbyist Chris Floyd have been relentlessly working this issue at the capitol. There was extensive discussion over the bill . Watch the entire testimony here.

March 18, 2015

HB 547(Pigman) Full Practice Authority Bill

HB 547 was tabled after extensive discussion about amendments to the bill. Chair Oliva decided to table the bill to discuss at a future date. Please check back for updates

March 17,2015

SB 614 (Grimsley) DEA Bill Passed 1st Committee

Senate Bill 614 passed the Senate Health Policy Committee today on a four to 3 vote. It now moves to Regulated Industries Committees.Thank you to all who supported this bill and thank you to Senator Grimsley for your hard work on this bill.

HB 335 Psychiatric Nurses (Plasencia) 

House Bill 335 was amended last week. Currently the Baker Act law allows an RNs with a Masters in psychiatric nursing and two years post graduate experience under physician protocol to sign a Baker Act order. This has been the law for several decades. The amended version of HB 335 would take away the right of these very nurses from signing a Baker Act unless they are certified as nurse practitioners. The bill would allow psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners to release a Baker Act. FLANP did not actively support this bill as our analysis shows it may limit access to health care for patients needing a Baker Act for protection from self or harming others. 

HB 547 (Pigman) is up for hearing in the Health Innovation Subcommittee March 18.This bill would allow for Full Practice Authority of ARNPs.

March 14, 2015

DEA Bill Up for Hearing

Call to Action SB 614 DEA Licensure up in Health Policy Tuesday March 17

Senate Bill 614 is up to be heard Tuesday March 17 in Health Policy

We have several supports for this bill on the committee but it will be a close vote.

The following senators need to be persuaded to vote for this important bill. Please email them ask your family and friends to do the same.


    Senator Aaron Bean (R):

Vice Chair:

    Senator Eleanor Sobel (D):

    Senator Don Gaetz (R):

    Senator Bill Galvano (R):

    Senator Arthenia L. Joyner (D):

March 5,2015

Nebraska Becomes 20th state to allow Full Practice Authority for NPs.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed into law LB 107, legislation that brings Full Practice Authority to Nurse Practitioners in the state. This bill will bring full and direct access to NP care for Nebraska patients, and makes Nebraska the twentieth state in the nation, plus the District of Columbia, with Full Practice Authority for NPs

February 25, 2015

Federal Trade Commission Wins Anti-Competitive Case.

In a huge win the Supreme Court sided with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a case that pitted the North Carolina Dental Board against teeth whitening establishments. The Dental Board had issued a cease and desist order to teeth whitening establishments stating that they were practicing dentistry without a license. The FTC argued that the Dental Board was comprised of competitors who made a rule solely for the purpose of stifling competition. The argued that such boards must be overseen by non-interested parties in the state in order to ensure that rules are not anti-competitive. The AANP had issued an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court on this issue. Florida NPs are ruled by a joint board of medicine and nursing. The Board has not met in several years. Read the opinion here

February 2, 2015

HB 547 Full Practice Authority Bill Introduced in House

HB 547 was introduced today by Rep. Cary Pigman MD. This bill is a Full Practice Authority bill with some similar language as Senator Grimsley’s DEA bill. HB 547 changes the term ARNP to APRN for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, as in conformance with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Consensus Model. It then adds a new category of INDEPENDENT APRN (IAPRN). An APRN can apply to become an IAPRN after 2000 hours of supervised practice by a physician within the last 3 years.

DEA Bill introduced in Senate

SB 614 was introduced today by Senator Denise Grimsley MBA RN and allows for ARNPS to obtain a DEA license.

January 15, 2015

Rep Pigman / Senator Grimsley file Facility Prescribing Bills

HB 281 SB 532

Was filed January 15th by Representative Cary Pigman MD. It adds ARNPs and PAs into Florida Statute 893 and would allow PAs and ARNPS to  prescribe DEA medications under supervision of a licensed physician in a facility. It also clarifies language for inpatient hospital care. Senator Grimsley's bill clarifies in statute that PAs and  ARNPs may order DEA medications in a hospital. The bills are similar but not identical

November 25

AANP Winners Announced

Congratulations to Rep Cary Pigman MD who won AANP NP Advocate of the Year award and                Stan Whittaker ARNP who won AANP NP of the Year award.

Both winners exemplify the best in health care today. We salute their contribution to the nurse practitioner profession. 

November 9-15

Happy Nurse Practitioner Week!

Governor Scott has signed a proclamation making November 9-15, 2014 Nurse Practitioner Week in Florida. You can read the proclamation here. FLANP Salutes all NPs in Florida and our nation. Thank you for all you do to keep our state healthy. 

October 25, 2014
Updated Ebola Information.Click here for the latest from the White House and the CDC. FLANP has been tapped to be part of Florida's Department of Health Ebola communication network. We will post timely info on the web siteand eblast information out to interested parties.

Summer/Fall 2014
Legislative Walks a Success

FLANP participated in several walks for the re-election and election of senators in our state. Members distributed information to voters about the candidates. These walks gave FLANP members the opportunity to get up close and personal with our elected representatives. Many members of senate leadership were in attendance at these walks and they listened intently to FLANP issues. Thank you to all who were able to participate.

August 9, 2014
Stan Whittaker receives Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award. 
In recognition of his hard work in clinical practice, preceptorship and legislative advocacy, FLANP awarded Stan Whittaker the Nurse Practitioner of the Year award. This award is given each year to am NP who exemplifies leadership as a nurse practitioner. We congratulate Stan on this award and wish to show our appreciation for his tireless work both in the clinical setting and advocacy arenas on behalf of nurse practitioners.

August 8-9, 2014
Representative Pigman Addresses Sunshine Conference Receives Legislator of the Year Award
Rep Cary Pigman was presented with the Legislator if the Year Award Saturday August 9,2014 for his tireless work to remove  nurse practitioner practice restrictions. He addressed a packed house of Nurse Practitioners who listened attentively to Rep. Pigman’s ideas and insights.

Rep Pigman addressed the need to remove the supervisory language from Florida’s outdated nursing regulations as well as the need to grant NPs DEA licenses. Florida is the only state in the nation that prevents NPs from obtaining DEA licenses and the state is considered to be the worst for restrictions on practice. “All of these things add up to limited health care access”, stated Rep Pigman. “House Leadership is committed to allowing NPs to practice to their fullest extent of education and training”.

FLANP is grateful to Rep Pigman for speaking at the annual conference and FLANP looks forward to supporting House Leadership’s efforts to change the status quo.

July 8, 2014

DEA Publishes Final Rules Rescheduling Tramadol to Schedule IV

Effective August 18, 2014

The US Drug Enforcement Administration today published its Final Rule in the Federal Register placing tramadol into Schedule IV effective August 18, 2014.

A number of states in the country including Arkansas, Mississippi and New York have already placed tramadol as a controlled substance.

Acknowledging that changes such as these take time to implement, the DEA extended the usual effective date for this type of change from 30 to 45 days to provide what it considers to be "reasonable time for registrants to comply with handling requirements for a schedule IV" drug, such as moving tramadol products into a warehouse cage or adjusting suspicious monitoring systems to include tramadol orders.

Effective August 18, 2014 all manufacturers will be required to print the designation "C-IV" on every bottle and it is unlawful for commercial containers of tramadol to be distributed without that designation. In addition, all DEA registrants will be required to take an inventory of all tramadol stock in compliance with 21 C.F.R. § 1304.11(d).


May 2, 2014 Legislative Wrap Up

The 2014 Legislative Session ended May 2, 2014 at 10:30 PM. The last few hours were spent with many bills passing back on forth between House and Senate. One of those bills was 7113.

Initially Senator Hays unfortunately introduced an amendment to strip the ARNP language from the bill.  The senateapproved this amendment on voice vote and sent it back to the house. The House would not cave in and did not accept the bill as amended.  


April 25, 2014  HB 7113 Passes House

By a vote of 74-42 HB 7113 passed on the house floor today. The bill will now be referred to the Senate.

A last minute amendment by Rep. Campbell added Physician Assistants into the Baker Act portion of bill.

Yesterday an attempt was made by a group unfriendly to nursing to remove ARNPs from the bill, but that amendment was withdrawn. The bill now moves to the Senate.


Read the press release from Rep. Dr Pigman here


April 23, 2014 Omnibus Bill To Be Heard on House Floor

HB 7113, the new Omnibus bill will be heard Thursday 4/24/2014 on the House floor. If it is passed, it will move to the senate.


April 23, 2014 Florida Medicaid Health Care Alert

Provider Type(s): Area 2A & 2B

Attention: Community Mental Health, Dental, Therapy and Durable Medical Equipment

The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Managed Medical Assistance Program (MMA) is starting in Region 2, (Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla andWashington) effective May 1, 2014. AHCA, Region 3 Medicaid Field Office, invites Community Mental Health, Dental, Therapy and Durable Medical Equipment providers in Area 2A and 2B to participate in weekly provider-specific calls regarding the roll out of the MMA program. On each week's call you will have an opportunity to send in questions and concerns you may be having with the MMA program and/or MMA plans for the region office to answer or to assist in resolution


April 16, 2014
HB 7071 Now in Omnibus Bill HB 7113/ Baker Act Bill Postponed

In an interesting move, House law makers took parts of HB 7071 and amended them on to HB 7113. Other health related bills were also amended creating an “omnibus” bill. The amended language includes a provision for certified NPs to obtain independent status after 2000 hours of post graduate work, includes DEA licensure as well as Baker Act authority and ability to sign Death Certificates. In this new bill, CRNAs will still be required to work under supervision.

The Baker Act was temporarily postponed. We hope the senate understands the need to be able to protect suicidal persons from doing harm to themselves, and the need to protect the public from homicidal patients. Often the primary care provider is the one to identify these situations. Primary care providers must have the ability to protect the patient and the public.

April 4, 2014

Baker Act Bill SB 1544 to be heard Tuesday April 8

This bill will allow for ARNPS to sign certificate of involuntary examinations under the Baker Act for patients who are suicidal and homicidal. Please email or call the members of this committee to ask for their support of this bill.

April 4, 2014
Susan Lynch voted AANP Florida State Representative.

Congratulations to Susan Lynch for becoming the American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Representative. Susan is also CEO and Vice Chair of Public Affairs for FLANP. We know she will do a great job advocating for change in our state legislature.

April 1,  2014
Senator Garcia Adds ARNPs into SB 1646 Tele-medicine

Senator Garcia offered an amendment to SB 1646/Tele-medicine this morning to include ARNPs, PAs andpharmacists as providers of tele-medicine services.

We are so appreciative of Senator Garcia's hard work and effort on this important amendment.
We are also proud of the work FLANP lobying team! 

SB 1352 Passes by One Vote!

SB 1352 sponsored by Senator Denise Grimsley RN passed the senate Health Policy Committee on a 5-4 vote. The next stop is in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch your email for action alerts. Please thank Senator Grimsley for her continued efforts

This bill allows ARNPs to obtain a DEA license, changes the ARNP title to APRN and allows psychiatric NPs to release a baker act.

This is a historic day for NPs in Florida. The DEA bill has never before been granted a hearing in a committee, and today it was heard and passed its first committee. We must continue our hard work on this effort for the sake of all our patients. Thank you to all who wrote these senators. 

SB 1352 Senate APRN Bill to be heard on Tuesday March 25

The Senate Health Policy Committee will meet Tuesday. SB 13552 to grant APRNS DEA licensure will be heard during this meeting. Please contact the committee’s legislators and ask them to support.  



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