PPP's Rebekah Bernard writes: "By squelching dialogue and debate, NP and PA leaders are doing a disservice to their professions, which... are due for a major overhaul to ensure patient safety."
Response to: “One Thing That Should Be on CMO’s Priority List,” Becker’s Healthcare, January 25, 2022
PPP's Rebekah Bernard responds to the article, saying: "If a fully trained physician... is considered inadequate to care for intensive care patients, how then can it be considered safe to allow NPs and PAs, with far less training, to fill that same role?"
Instead of strengthening protections for patients, the Virginia General Assembly is expanding autonomous practice for nurse practitioners (NPs).
Tennessee Physician Alert: Two Bills Have Returned to This Year’s Legislature – YOUR ACTION NEEDED NOW
Two harmful bills are advancing again in 2022 that would remove physician oversight for the state’s APRNs and eliminate requirements for PAs to have a formal relationship with a physician.
Legislation has allowed non-physician practitioners (NPPs) to independently diagnose patients, without physician supervision. HOWEVER, consumer protection laws have not kept up with this trend.
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