Last Updated: Aug 15, 2019
Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) physician leaders met in Harrisburg on Aug. 13-14, 2019, for a lively discussion of PAMED’s advocacy priorities and other issues affecting health care in the state.
Here’s a look at some of the issues PAMED’s Board of Trustees addressed at their latest meeting:
Recently, Rep. David Hickernell, who serves as Chair of the House Professional Licensure Committee, asked PAMED if we would be willing to meet with the PA Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (PCNP) to discuss the issue of CRNP independent practice. While PAMED strongly opposes legislation allowing CRNPs to practice without a collaborative agreement with a physician, we welcomed the opportunity to discuss our concerns directly with the nurses.
On Aug. 14, PAMED met with PCNP to discuss our position. We remain committed to supporting the physician as the leader of the health care team and opposing the expansion of the scope of practice for allied health care professionals. Learn more about PAMED’s scope of practice advocacy here.
Get details and FAQs on Act 112 here.
Keep in mind that this is a brief overview of some of the many issues discussed during the Board of Trustees meeting. You can find a draft version of the pre-meeting agenda here. Meeting minutes from the current meeting will be posted online and made available to members after they are approved by the Board at its October meeting.
PAMED’s Board of Trustees will meet next on Oct. 25 during the House of Delegates held in Hershey, Pa. You can find out more about PAMED’s Board, including minutes from previous meetings, at www.pamedsoc.org/board. And, learn more about our upcoming House of Delegates on www.pamedsoc.org/HOD.
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