Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Injustice
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:00 AM

For those who promote “Let’s forget organized medicine and just do our own thing,” what will you do about those who espouse the following policies?

Comment:  AMA will continue to pursue appropriate regulatory, legislative and legal means to oppose any efforts to permit non-physician health care professionals to prescribe medications, except for DDS, NPs, PAs, ....

If it is suitable for one "non-physician" provider with appropriate training, why is it not suitable for others?  

Excerpt:  AMA will continue to pursue appropriate regulatory, legislative and legal means to oppose any efforts to permit non-physician health care professionals to prescribe medications.

– Drugs – DVA Non-Physician Prescribing Authority, American Medical Association Policy H-120.959

 

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This is a weekly series excerpting from the American Medical Associations own published policies regarding “non-physicians”.  It will take nearly a year to complete.