Scope of Practice


The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) supports physician-led, team-based care that emphasizes increased coordination over provider autonomy.
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Current-Legislation-iconCurrent Legislation: 
SB 25 (Bartolotta)
HB 100 (Topper)

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PAMED Position
PAMED opposes both SB 25 and HB 100.


SB 25 passed the Senate on 6/12/19 and awaits consideration by the House Professional Licensure Committee.


How it Affects You

If enacted, SB 25 and HB 100 would allow Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs) to practice independently in Pennsylvania, without the requirement that they maintain a collaborative agreement with a physician.


What is PAMED Doing About it?
PAMED met with stakeholders, including county and specialty medical societies, to discuss advocacy strategies around scope of practice issues.

PAMED continues to voice strong opposition to members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly regarding SB 25 and HB 100.


What Action Should I Take?
Contact your state representative and senator to voice your opposition to SB 25 and HB 100. If your representative is on the House Professional Licensure Committee, it is particularly important that you call them NOW and set up a face-to-face meeting to discuss this issue as nurses have been doing with growing intensity.

If your representative is on this committee, you can get all of the information you need to call them at

If your legislator is not on this committee, you are still encouraged to contact them to discuss this issue. You can find your legislator’s contact information at

These resources may help you in your discussion with legislators:

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