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Governor Rick Scott Signs ARNP Psych Bill Into Law

Posted over 3 years ago by Doreen Cassarino

Governor Rick Scott Signs ARNP Psych Bill Into Law

On Wed. June 10th, Governor Rick Scott signed HB335/SB476, know as the Psychiatric Nurses (Baker Act) bill into law. The law becomes effective July 1, 2015.

The bill allows Psychaitric ARNPs to release patients from a facility after they've been involuntarily committed under the Baker Act.

Thank you to all who've worked so hard to pass this bill, your efforts have brought about this landmark legislation, bringing us closer to full practice authority!

Janet DuBoisPresident, FNPN