Florida Senate - 2021                                     SB 424
       By Senator Brandes
       24-00531A-21                                           2021424__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to autonomous practice by advanced
    3         practice registered nurses; amending s. 464.0123,
    4         F.S.; revising practices an advanced practice
    5         registered nurse may engage in autonomously; providing
    6         an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
   11  464.0123, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         464.0123 Autonomous practice by an advanced practice
   13  registered nurse.—
   14         (3) PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS.—
   15         (a) An advanced practice registered nurse who is registered
   16  under this section may:
   17         1. Engage in autonomous practice only in primary care
   18  practice, including family medicine, general pediatrics, and
   19  general internal medicine, as defined by board rule.
   20         2. For certified nurse midwives, engage in autonomous
   21  practice in the performance of the acts listed in s.
   22  464.012(4)(c).
   23         1.3. Perform the general functions of an advanced practice
   24  registered nurse under s. 464.012(3) and the acts within his or
   25  her specialty under s. 464.012(4) related to primary care.
   26         2.4. For a patient who requires the services of a health
   27  care facility, as defined in s. 408.032(8):
   28         a. Admit the patient to the facility.
   29         b. Manage the care received by the patient in the facility.
   30         c. Discharge the patient from the facility, unless
   31  prohibited by federal law or rule.
   32         3.5. Provide a signature, certification, stamp,
   33  verification, affidavit, or endorsement that is otherwise
   34  required by law to be provided by a physician, except an
   35  advanced practice registered nurse registered under this section
   36  may not issue a physician certification under s. 381.986.
   37         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.