developed practice guidelines, professionally developed guidelines, text books, etc. Do not send these references

to the Board of Nursing.)

B. The conditions for which the ARNP may initiate treatment include, but are not limited to:

Otitis media and externa

Conjunctivitis

Upper respiratory tract infections Sinusitis

Infections Sinusitis

C. Treatments that may be initiated by the ARNP, depending on the patient condition and judgment of the ARNP:

Suture of simple and complex lacerations not requiring ligament or tendon repair.

Incision and drainage of abscesses.

Removal of ingrown toenail

ARNP Protocol – (format example does not have to be followed in total or in part) The ARNP and supervising physician determine the content of the protocol agreement.

D. Drug therapies that the ARNP may prescribe, initiate, monitor, alter, or order

ARNPs can prescribe or dispense a controlled substance as defined in Section 893.03, Florida Statutes, if the ARNP

graduated from a program with a master’s or doctoral degree in a clinical nursing specialty area with training in

specialized practitioner skills (authority granted by law on January 1, 2017).

V. Duties of the Physician

The physician shall provide general supervision for routine health care and management of common health problems, and

provide consultation and/or accept referrals for complex health problems. The physician shall be available by telephone or

by other communication device when not physically available on the premises. If the physician is not available, his

associate, (Name of Backup Physician),