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Nurse practitioners, physician assistants near prescribing authority in holdout state

By Forbes  
   March 30, 2016

Legislation that grants nurse practitioners and physician assistants prescribing authority for controlled substances like painkillers and medicines for attention deficit disorder awaits Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s signature, ending decades of opposition by a rare holdout state. Florida is the last state in the country balking at giving nurse practitioners the ability to prescribe and the second to last state standing in the way of physician assistant prescribing authority for controlled substances.

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