Nearly half the states in the Union have legislated the unsupervised practice of medicine by nurse practitioners and currently, one state allows physician assistants to practice without physician supervision. This legislative season we are seeing bills to allow independent practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants in multiple states that do not currently allow the practice.

Today we are joined by two Texas physicians who are working to educate patients and legislators about the importance of physician-led care. Cathy McLaughlin MD is a urologist practicing in Texas and Saba Rizvi MD is a Texas emergency physician who authored a paper on the Private equity takeover of EM groups and their push for more NP staffing models.