Nurse Practitioner Council of Palm Beach County
Empowering APRNs to improve health through philanthropy, education and leadership

Urgent Advocacy Needed!

Posted 10 months ago by Regina Pommer

Thank you for your continuing support to increase access to care for all Floridians.  With less than one month left in the 2019 legislative session, your support is urgently needed.  Senator Gayle Harrell is the chair of the Senate Health Policy Committee and has yet to place the bill on the committee agenda. Please take a few moments to respectfully email or call Senator Harrell to ask for a hearing on Senate Bill 972.   A sample letter is provided for you below.

To email Senator Harrell:
To call Senator Harrell:  850-487-5025

Again thank you for your help!

Doreen Cassarino, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP, FNAP
FNPN Legislative Vice President

Honorable Senator Harrell,

I am an advanced practice registered nurse and I respectfully request that SB  972 be placed on the agenda for its first committee hearing. This bill will increase access to care across Florida, especially in our 30 rural counties.  It will decrease rising health care costs in our state resulting in a cost savings between $50-$493 per Floridian.  SB 972 also reduces unnecessary regulations on advanced practice registered nurses while maintaining safe quality care. Currently there are 22 states and the District of Columbia which have implemented similar legislation without repeal or untoward effect.

Thank you for your commitment to improving healthcare access to Florida residents.

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