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AMA steps up to fight scope creep that threatens patient safety

Delegates move to tackle nonphysician provider specialty switches, ensure doctor-led ER care, counter misinformation, and keep Botox in trained hands.

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AMA in Action: Fighting scope creep
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Advocacy in action: Fighting scope creep

Inappropriate scope-of-practice expansions threaten patient safety. Patients deserve care led by physicians, and the AMA’s here to stop scope creep. Download PDFs of infographics.

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What patient-care experience do nurse practitioners have on day one?

Over 35% of family nurse practitioner students complete 10 or fewer adult comprehensive health histories in clinical training. Learn more.

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3 bills to expand scope for nurse practitioners die in committee

The AMA strongly opposed efforts to let Mississippi nurse practitioners provide care without physician supervision. Find out why.

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AMA Update for May 10, 2024: Scope creep in health care: 2024 trends and the latest scope of practice legislation in Mississippi
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Scope creep in health care: 2024 trends and the latest scope of practice legislation in Mississippi

The AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Learn more about the latest scope of practice legislation.

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Scope creep in health care: 2024 trends and the latest scope of practice legislation in Mississippi [Podcast]

The AMA Update covers a range of health care topics affecting the lives of physicians and patients. Learn more about the latest scope of practice legislation.

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“Are you a doctor?” Why a straight answer is harder to come by

In a new book, Rebekah Bernard, MD, details the rise of “imposter doctors”—nonphysician providers practicing without physician supervision. Learn more.

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Across the nation, the fight’s on to protect physician-led care

The AMA helped defeat over 100 scope-creep bills in 2023. Learn about this year’s ongoing battles to stop proposals that threaten patient safety.

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April 5, 2024: Advocacy Update spotlight on opposed scope of practice expansion

Scope of practice expansion efforts opposed across the country and more in the latest Advocacy Update spotlight.

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