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Senate panel OKs nursing bill; it’s now a healthcare train

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The Senate Appropriations Committee quickly moved a healthcare train with little-to-no debate. The underlying nursing bill became a “train” after the committee tagged on two House priorities: direct primary care and site selection for new veteran nursing homes or HBs 7047 and 7045, respectively. Both bills were developed by the House Health Innovation Subcommittee. The underlying bill, CS/CS/SB 532, is filed by state Sen. Denise Grimsley and it allows advanced registered nurse practitioners to order medications for patients in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, or mobile surgical…

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Another healthcare train developing in Senate but medical tourism left behind

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Nursing bills are becoming healthcare trains in the Florida Senate. The Senate Appropriations Committee is poised to add two House healthcare priorities  to  CS/CS/SB 532, when it meets today: direct primary care and site selection for new veteran nursing homes or HBs 7047 and 7045, respectively. Both bills were developed by the House Health Innovation Subcommittee. The underlying bill is filed by state Sen. Denise Grimsley and it allows advanced registered nurse practitioners to order medications for patients in hospitals, ambulatory…

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