Why Nurses Want More Power

Why Nurses Want More Power

A bill that would give nurse-practitioners more authority is one of the two big health issues being pushed by the House Select Committee on Health Care Workforce Innovation, which aims to increase access to primary care.

The other big issue of the session, which starts March 4, is telemedicine: Ironing out how it could be paid for and regulated. (See Health News Florida’s: Telemedicine Ready for Reboot.)

The nurse-power bill has already run into flak, even before the session has started, withSenate President Don Gaetz saying he plans to vote against it.

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