Only 2% of Florida physicians practice in our 30 rural counties.
Removing state-mandated physician supervisory requirements would allow APRNs to supplement health care options for patients and provide specialty services for patients across the state.
Reduces Unnecessary Regulations
The White House report Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition calls on states to remove barriers to APRN practice to allow all health care providers to practice to the full extent of their education and training.
Eliminating restrictions on APRNs will have a positive impact on Florida’s economy estimated at over $1 billion due to increased wages and new job creation.
The Federal Trade Commission advised that “scope of practice restrictions may eliminate APRNs as a source of safe, lower-cost competition, and may restrict competition unnecessarily to the detriment of heath care consumers.”
Decreases Health Care Costs
A 2018 study found that eliminating restrictions on APRNs will result in a cost savings to our health system of $50-$493 per Floridian.
Granting APRNs with full practice authority would reduce costs for the individual, state and insurance companies alike.
Maintains Safe and Quality Health Care
Multiple studies show that APRNs provide safe, quality care producing results that are comparable to physician-provided care.
No link exists between physician supervision requirements and increased quality of health care services.