House Looks To Give Nurse Practitioners More PowerIn an issue that could spur a health-care industry fight, a House select committee Monday will take up a 155-page bill that would give nurse practitioners independence to provide medical services without physician supervision.
Shortage Of Primary Care Doctors In FloridaDarlene O'Neil just saw a doctor at a mobile health clinic for the first time in months after dropping her health coverage six months ago because she could no longer afford it. Soon, a team of local student doctors, nurses, lawyers and social workers led by a doctor will visit her home for monthly follow-up care to help the 46-year-old her manage her blood pressure because she's at high-risk for diabetes.
Judge Overturns "Docs And Glocks" LawUnited States District Judge Marcia Cooke has blocked the enforcement of a new Florida law that was championed by the National Rifle Association.
Fla. Docs Ask Judge To Block Gag Law On GunsOrganizations representing thousands of Florida doctors are asking a Miami federal judge to block enforcement of a first-in-the-nation law restricting what physicians can discuss about firearms with patients.