Fla. House Panel Advances Bill Broadening Nurses' Duties

Law360, Miami (February 18, 2014, 9:28 PM EST) -- A Florida House select committee on Tuesday advanced a lengthy bill aimed at addressing shortages in the state's health care workforce by allowing certain advanced registered nurses to handle more duties, including limited drug prescribing — ideas the bill's backers described as long overdue.

While supporters on the Florida House Select Committee on Health Care Workforce Innovation called Proposed Committee Bill 14-01 “a good first step” and said it moves “Florida closer to the 21st century,” the measure was also deemed a “smorgasbord,” a “heavily decorated...
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