It is not clear how laws expanding full practice authority lead to increased NPs in rural areas. Access to care is not a metric. It is an ideal
PPP's Dr. Rebekah Bernard was featured on an episode of the AMA's COVID-19 Update during which she discussed the importance of physician-led care.
On Sept. 1, California lawmakers passed a bill—by one vote—that would allow optometrists, who are not physicians, to perform surgeries. Gov. Newsom now considers whether to approve or veto.