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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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“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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Physicians and nonphysicians: What are the differences?

MD, DO. OD, PA, NP, PhD, PsyD, CRNA. OK—confused yet? Explore what distinguishes physicians from other members of the health care team.

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How scope creep is pushing beyond primary care

Dermatology, emergency medicine and anesthesia are just three specialty areas in which undermining physician-led care is endangering patient safety.

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AMA honors Colorado state senator with Government Service Award

At the 2024 National Advocacy Conference, the AMA presented Colorado State Senator Kyle Mullica with the AMA Award for Outstanding Government Service.

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Here’s the top state issue keeping doctors up at night in 2024

Nearly 90% of survey respondents list scope of practice expansions as No. 1 priority. Learn how the AMA helped defeat over 100 such bills last year.

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