AMA is leading the charge to stop scope creep
Patients deserve care led by physicians—the most highly educated, trained and skilled health care professionals. The AMA is fighting scope creep that threatens patient safety.
We are your powerful ally in patient care
The AMA fights legislation that tries to expand the scope of non-physician providers, which could endanger patients. The AMA achieved more than 100 state-level victories in 2023 and isn't stopping now.
The AMA offers members scope-of-practice advocacy tools, including issue briefs, model legislation, state law charts and data modules.
Since launching the Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians, the AMA has achieved significant wins in critical areas.
What's the difference between physicians and nurse practitioners?
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are increasingly providing care without physician supervision. Learn with the AMA about what sets NPs and physicians apart.