Important Member Action Alert:
As you may know, there are several bills moving quickly and passing through committees in both the House (HB 607 and HB 7053) and Senate (SB 1676) that if passed, it would allow independent practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
The Florida Society of Pathologists urges you to contact your legislator to emphasize the risks to patient safety from independent practice by non-medical doctors. This is not just an issue for our primary care physician colleagues. If non-physicians are allowed to practice medicine in one area, they will use this example to gain entry into all physician specialties. We value nurse practitioners and physician assistants as members of the health care team, but we cannot support independent practice, if they have not gone to medical school.
How you can help:
Call, email and write your House and Senate representative today!
Click here for a template letter to send to your legislators via email, along with key messages to share when you call.
The Florida Society of Pathologists, the Florida Medical Association and 50 other county medical and specialty societies from across the state formed the Florida Patient Protection Coalition (FPPC) to educate the public on the benefits of physician-led, team-based care, and are in opposition to any scope of practice expansion legislation. We need your support to help defeat efforts to pass this legislation that would allow for independent practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
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