March 12, 2021: National Advocacy Update
President signs the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
Scope of Practice
COVID-19 doesn’t require end-run around scope-of-practice laws
VA memo encourages allowing nurse anesthetists to practice without doctor supervision, part of broader move to bypass state scope-of-practice laws and in some cases diminish physician-led team care.
HEROES Act: What physicians and medical students need to know
The AMA offers highlights on the latest bill in response to COVID-19: "Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” (HEROES Act).
New York effort raises use of MAT for opioid-use disorder
Medications for addiction treatment (MAT) are underused, with racial, geographic and economic barriers. Learn about a Big Apple initiative that’s making big changes.
Jenny Boyer, MD, JD, PhD: Providing care to struggling veterans
AMA member Jenny Boyer, MD, JD, PhD, began her health career as a clinical psychologist, but pursued medicine to better understand and treat medical and mental health conditions.
Advocating for veterans' health
Explore health issues affecting U.S. veterans and AMA's dedication to improving their well-being.
Veterans’ health resources for medical professionals
Find resources for health issues that may affect veterans and their families, including post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and depression.
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