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State lawmakers are hoping to increase access to health care by allowing nurse practitioners to treat patients without a doctor's supervision.

Advanced Nurses, Physician Assistants Get Boost

Mar 13, 2019

Saying the need for health care outpaces Florida’s physician workforce, Rep. Cary Pigman on Tuesday swayed members of a House panel to approve a bill that would give advanced practice registered nurses — and physician assistants — the ability to work independently of doctors.