Regarding Frank Cerabino’s column “Nurses pained about ‘Dr.’ bills,” the doctor-title bill before the Florida Legislature is unnecessary and counterproductive to the public health.
There is already legislation that precludes health care professionals from misleading patients about their title. This bill would require only advanced-practice nurses (not doctors of pharmacy, physical therapy, or psychology) to state, “I am a nurse practitioner.” This would create an unfair burden on the nurse practitioner and the patient.
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