The purpose of these coalitions is to enable a coordinated, proactive response by stakeholders to scope of practice developments at the state level, particularly attacks by the AMA Scope of Practice Partnership
(SOPP) and state and local medical societies.
For example, in 2006 the American Medical Association (AMA) spent millions of dollars developing a huge document called the Scope of Practice Partnership
The CPR brings together APRNs with a number of other health care professionals to counter the activities of the American Medical Association's Scope of Practice Partnership
. We follow the activities of 50 state legislatures.
At the most recent meeting of the Nursing Organizations Alliance, a coalition of more than 70 nursing specialty groups, discussion ensued regarding efforts by physician groups (Scope of Practice Partnership
) to ultimately limit the American public's access to quality health care providers of their choice (such as advanced practice nurses).
(16) I argue in this Article that the policies of the Federation of Boards of Medical Examiners and the American Medical Association, through lobbying and such organizations as the Scope of Practice Partnership
, materially contribute to the degradation of the constitutional rights of U.S.
In 2004, the AMA joined forces with six subspecialty societies and six state medical societies to create the Scope of Practice Partnership
(SOPP) with a stated mission "to oppose scope of practice expansions by allied health professionals that threaten the health and safety of the public." SOPP's activities have potentially far-reaching implications.
One of those is an initiative formulated out of the American Medical Association known as the Scope of Practice Partnership
(SOPP), which refers to Non-physician providers as "Limited Licensed Health Care Providers."