9. Florida finally allows NPs and PAs to prescribe controlled substances
From April 20:
The move is expected to increase Floridians' access to care and to do it at a high value. While the legislation is effective as of this coming July 1, the impact is expected to come in early 2017 after practitioners “navigate procedural policies with the Drug Enforcement Administration,” the American Academy of PAs said in a prepared statement. Supporters note the legislation comes after more than 10 years of advocacy.
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