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
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.
The corporate practice of medicine is illegal in North Carolina and most other states. We’ve signed a joint letter to the N.C. Attorney General requesting an investigation.
PPP Member, Susan J. Baumgaertel, MD FACP, writes that "substitute words only serve to confuse the public and take away transparency by implying all training and experience is equivalent, which is simply untrue."
This July 1, we celebrate all the new resident physicians who are beginning their careers in medicine. It’s a critical moment for you, and for the future of our profession.
National Physician Alert: The Senate is considering a bill that would allow NPs and PAs to determine disability for workers’ comp. Learn more and share your expert opinion.
North Carolina Physician Alert: A bill in the NC House of Representatives would authorize independent practice for nurses. Learn more, and share your expert opinion.
A bill in Congress could preserve physician-led anesthesiology for veterans. Learn what’s happening with H.R. 7048, and voice your expert opinion.
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The old arguments that nonphysician practitioners (NPs, PAs, and CRNAs, collectively “NPPs”) can do the same thing as physicians at a lower cost continue to be propagated.