Apr 18, 2018, 16:15 PM
Secretary of Health Approves Changes to Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, MD announced that she has approved several recommendations made by the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Board, including one which would allow physicians to opt out of the public practitioner registry.
Apr 18, 2018, 08:30 AM
PAMED Joins Coalition to Oppose Governor’s Proposed Ambulatory Surgery Center Tax
Gov. Wolf's 2018-19 state budget proposes a 2.81 percent provider tax on Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) and endoscopy centers. PAMED has joined a coalition of 17 state medical societies to oppose the tax.
Apr 18, 2018, 08:22 AM
Pennsylvania Bill Would Expand Optometrists’ Scope of Practice Beyond Limits of Their Training
A Pennsylvania bill – Senate Bill 668 – seeks to expand optometrists’ scope of practice, including by allowing them to perform eye surgery. PAMED opposes the bill as currently written.
Apr 5, 2018, 11:10 AM
Tell Your State Lawmaker to Vote 'No' to SkimpCare, CRNP Independent Practice
79 percent of Pennsylvanians want physicians — not CRNPs — leading their medical team. HB 100 proposes the exact opposite by giving CRNPs complete medical autonomy.
Apr 1, 2018, 12:08 PM
The Practitioner Registry for Pa.’s Medical Marijuana Program: Here Are 5 Key Details
Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law mandates the creation of a practitioner registry for physicians who wish to certify patients for medical marijuana. Here are 5 key details on the registry and what physicians need to do to qualify to issue certifications to patients.