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House OKs bill to let nurses practice independently of MDs

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Over the strong objections of organized medicine, a House healthcare subcommittee on Wednesday gave the green light to a bill that would allow advanced registered nurse practitioners to work independently from physicians. The House Innovation Subcommittee debated the bill for one hour before passing it by a 9-4 vote and heard from a score of proponents and opponents. At times the debate teetered on testy. “Where i grew up the kids played doctor,” said state Rep. “Doc” Renuart, who opposed the…

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Florida Medical Association highlights charitable work with ‘FMA Cares’

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Florida’s largest medical trade group is showing just how much the state’s doctors care about their friends, neighbors, and fellow residents. The Florida Medical Association, which represents more than 20,000 physicians statewide, today unveiled “FMA Cares,” a new initiative highlighting how medical professionals give back to local communities. FMA Cares will feature a series of videos and stories about medical professionals who make a difference in their neighborhoods. The first ad introduces FMA member and Tallahassee orthopedic surgeon Andrew Borom, who…

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