Scope of Practice


PAMED strongly believes that physicians, given their extensive education and training, should lead the health care team.


PAMED Position
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).

Current-Legislation-iconCurrent Legislation: 

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.


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