Are APRNs still required to follow signed protocols once the autonomous practice becomes effective?
Once registered as an Autonomous APRN, protocols are no longer required unless the Autonomous APRN has opted to also practice under the supervision of a physician or dentist or in a facility that requires it.
Does an APRN need to send a protocol to the Board of Medicine?
458.348(1)(a), Florida Statutes, only requires the physician to report the number of APRNs being supervised. You can have the physician complete the form in this link https://ww10.doh.state.fl.us/pub/medicine/PDF%20Forms%20on%20Web/APRN%20EMT %20Paramedic%20Protocol%20Form.pdf to indicate that a relationship has been established or terminated.
Do all nurse practitioners need to file protocols?
Effective June 23, 2017, the Board of Nursing is no longer required to receive, review, or maintain Advanced Practice Registered Nurse protocols. Statutory authority on protocols is Section 464.012(3), F.S. — An advanced practice registered nurse shall perform those functions … Continue reading
*UPDATE* Workshop Rule 64B9- 4.010 Standards for Protocols
*The location for this workshop has changed. Please see the new address below* The Florida Board of Nursing will be hosting a Workshop for Rule 64B9-4.010 Standards for Protocols. The meeting will take place on September 16, 2016 and will … Continue reading
Workshop Rule 64B9-4.010 Standards for Protocols
The Florida Board of Nursing will be hosting a Workshop for Rule 64B9-4.010 Standards for Protocols. The meeting will take place on September 16, 2016 and will begin at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time at the following address: Florida Department of … Continue reading
Updated Standards for Protocols: Physicians and ARNPs
An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is any person licensed in this state to practice Professional Nursing and certified in specialized nursing practices, including… Continue reading
Are the protocols reviewed or approved by the Board of Nursing?
No. All Advanced Practice Registered Nurses are required to establish a protocol which must be maintained on site at the location or locations at which he/she practices. In the case of multiple supervising physicians in the same group, an Advanced … Continue reading
I am currently moving to another state, but I want to keep my license active in Florida. Do I still need to submit a protocol?
No, any APRN who is not currently practicing in Florida does not need to send a protocol, but you will need to submit a Financial Responsibility Form to our Board office and check the corresponding box.
Do APRNs who work in a federal facility need to have a protocol?
No, according to the section 464.022(7), F.S., an APRN who is currently employed by the U.S. government, or any bureau, division or agency thereof does not need to have a protocol.