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Florida Patients Deserve Physician-Led, Team-Based Care

The battle in Tallahassee regarding independent practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants rages on, and we need the entire physician community ready to take action.

Our Position Statement: The Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP) believes nurse practitioners and physician assistants lack the training and experience to practice independently at the level necessary to provide safe, quality care, and should remain under the supervision of a physician. FCEP agrees with the Florida Medical Association (FMA) in that "patients' best interests are optimally served when they are treated in a physician-led, team-based model of care."

Please read the following email from FMA's CEO Tim Stapleton, which provides great talking points on this issue. FCEP looks forward to collaborating with the FMA on combating this unsafe policy.

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