Florida Bill Seeks To Wave Fees For Physicians Who Provide Pro Bono ServicesTrying to expand access to health care, a House panel on Tuesday approved a bill that would authorize the state’s medical boards to waive licensure fees for physicians who provide at least 160 hours of pro bono medical services.
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.
Doctors Sue For Right To Ask If Patients Own Guns A group of physicians filed suit in Miami federal court Monday for the right to ask their patients if they own guns and have them properly stored, according to The News Service of Florida.