PAMED strongly believes that physicians, given their extensive education and training, should lead the
health care team.
We support a physician-led, team-based approach to health care and oppose the independent practice of CRNPS. During the 2019-2020 legislative session, the PAMED Board agreed to support a 6-year pilot program that would collect data to measure the impact of independent certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs) in Pennsylvania’s designated primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
SB - Seeks to grant independent practice to CRNPs; PAMED opposes
What is PAMED Doing About it?
PAMED continues to advocate on behalf of our physician members to ensure that they remain the leader of the health care team.