Letterto our State Senator
TheHonorable Marco Rubio
REF:Advocating for passing the bill for primary care nurse practitionerautonomy
Thelegislation aimed at solving the issue of autonomy for primary carenurse practitioners in the State of Florida should be passed, and itsimplementation accelerated so that it can adequately addressreimbursement issues, state practice regulations and medicaldominance (Choi & De Gagne (2015). That will be an essentialmilestone made towards ensuring that medics have independence as theycarry out their daily activities. Holmes (2016), contends thattwo-thirds of the states in America have already adopted the idea.
Iwould like to urge and encourage Senator Rubio to take adequatemeasures and ensure that the autonomy law is passed because of itsvarious benefits. Firstly, it will create a healthy workingenvironment. In this case, the bill will enable medics to achieve jobsatisfaction. Also, it will enhance the quality and safety of patientoutcomes (Linguiti Pron, 2013). Similarly, the bill will allow nursepractitioners to evaluate their patients, diagnose them, andinterpret different diagnostic tests. Apart from that, the law shouldbe enacted because it will allow healthcare professionals to initiateand manage treatments, for instance, prescribing medications(American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2015). It is also worthnoting that passing the bill will encourage more research andinnovation in the health sector such that the types of equipmentavailable and services offered will be consistent with advancementsin technology (Cucciniello & Nasi, 2014). Moreover, autonomy willresult in increased efficiency, teamwork and collaboration betweennurses and physicians. That is vital in maximizing their potential,facilitating their unique position as they build their careersubsequently improving the quality of services offered by medics inthe state of Florida (Poghosyan, Boyd & Knutson, 2014).
So,autonomy is a vital bill, and the Senator should consider enacting itso that healthcare professionals can start practicing autonomy uponreceiving board certification and state licensure. That will helpstabilize the coordination and competence primary care providers sothat they can have the freedom to practice their skills and knowledgewithout restrictions from the state. Lastly, that will provide themwith a platform to come up with automated and advanced methods toimprove service delivery to patients.
Ibelieve the autonomy is an important issue to our health sector andit is my hope that the Senate will pass the bill to ensureindependence and effectiveness amongst healthcare practitioners.Looking forward to favorable response Thank you and God bless.
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