I am a new grad FNP and wanted to move to Florida to enjoy the sunshine.
I was disappointed to learn that Florida is one of only 2 states in the US (the other is GA)
where NP's cannot write prescriptions for controlled substances. wow.
I heard that in some practices, the physician will leave a signed pad for the NP (isn't that illegal?), or the NP must
lay out the prescriptions for the Dr. to sign "when he has a chance"(isn't that illegal too?). Isn't the provider supposed to see the patient? I imagine that the Pt is standing around
and wondering why they didnt just see the Dr. while they're left waiting.
That really doesn't sound too good of a situation to me, but I would like to hear from those of you that know the real deal. It sounds very subserviant, but I hope I am overreacting.
So....Should I forget about FL until the laws get changed?
How can FNP's have autonomy with this law? Are they working like PA's only?
Any chance of this awful law changing soon?
thanks for your input!