May 2, 2012

Florida is one of two states in the country thaSource: Florida NP Networkt does not permit nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled substances. Imagine being a primary care provider for patients who need an opioid pain medication and having to refer them elsewhere for it. A perfect example of the barriers to access to care that are embedded in laws at the state and federal level. These barriers are costly in time, money, patient suffering and health. Watch this video to its surprising end: