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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

From TheIntegratorBlog - 2008

John Weeks does an excellent job on his site, The Integrator Blog, and this post is from around two years ago, but still relevant...
http://theintegratorblog.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=470&Itemid=1

 

AMA SOPP Escalates Campaign Against Nurses, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Midwives and Others

Summary:  In June meetings, the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association (AMA) kicked off an escalating round of attacks on the advancement of other healthcare professions. Targeted this year were all disciplines with doctoral-level training, as well as licensed midwives. Chiropractors, naturopathic physicians and nurses - who cited Wilk v AMA - are among those that have been quick to challenge the AMA. The AMA actions are part of that guild's divisive AMA Scope of Practice Partnership (SOPP), announced in January 2006. Meantime, one action at the House of Delegates meeting suggests that the snake on the AMA's caduceus may be biting its own tail. Resolution 235 is an effort to keep the AMA's own specialty societies from legislative actions that seek to restrict each other's scope of practice.

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