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    California physicians oppose Proposition 8 that would put dialysis patients’ lives at risk

    April 26, 2018
    Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) announced that the organization opposes the proposed November ballot ...

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    CMA, UAPD and SJMS applaud legislation to require physician-conducted autopsies

    February 23, 2018
    This week, State Senators Richard Pan, M.D., and Cathleen Galgiani introduced Senate Bill 1303, which would require coun...

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    California physicians call for immediate separation of San Joaquin Sheriff and Coroner’s Office

    December 08, 2017
    California Medical Association (CMA) and the San Joaquin County Medical Society (SJCMS) called on San Joaquin County to...

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    CMA joins 97 medical societies to urge VA to allow registered nurses to practice independently

    August 04, 2016
    The California Medical Association (CMA) joined 97 specialty and medical societies to send a letter to the Department o...

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    CMA objects to VA plan to allow nurses to practice independently

    June 22, 2016
    The California Medical Association (CMA), along with 10 other medical societies representing more than 180,000 physicia...

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    CMA defeats bill that would have transferred negotiating power to health plans

    September 17, 2015
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has defeated a bill that would have drastically changed the current health car...

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    NPs and PAs can sign POLST forms beginning in 2016

    September 08, 2015
    A new law (Assembly Bill 637) recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will allow nurse practitioners (NP) and physician ass...

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    Bill to expand optometrist scope of practice stalls in Assembly committee

    July 15, 2015
    Sacramento – On Tuesday July 14, Senate Bill 622 (Hernandez) was held in the Assembly Business and Professions Committe...

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    Bills to expand nurse practitioners', optometrists' scope of practice stall in Assembly committee

    July 15, 2015
    A bill that would have allowed nurse practitioners (NP) to practice independently and prescribe drugs without physician...

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    California Medical Association responds to vote on Senate Bill 323

    June 30, 2015
    Sacramento – After today’s Assembly Business and Professions Committee vote, California Medical Association President ...

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    Board of Pharmacy approves regulations allowing pharmacists to furnish naloxone

    April 21, 2015
    The California State Board of Pharmacy has approved emergency regulations allowing pharmacists to furnish naloxone hydr...

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    Medical board approves amendment to regulation allowing PAs to conduct surgery without immediate physician supervision

    January 15, 2015
    The Medical Board of California approved an amendment to California administrative law that would allow physicians assi...

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    Optometrist scope bill dead this session

    August 22, 2014
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has successfully quashed a scope-of-practice bill (SB 492) that originally wou...

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    CMA defeats bill that would have eliminated in-office exception to self-referral law

    April 29, 2014
    The California Medical Association (CMA) successfully quashed a bill (SB 1215, Hernandez) that would have eliminated th...

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    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology eased restrictions on treating men

    November 27, 2013
    The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology eased restrictions on gynecologists treating male patients for sexually...

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    Bill that clarifies physician employment of PTs signed into law by the governor

    October 08, 2013
    Gov. Brown has signed into law AB 1000, a bill that clarifies an ambiguity in existing law, so that physical therapists...

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    Nurse practitioner scope bill dies in committee

    August 30, 2013
    Today, a bill that would have given nurse practitioners more autonomy to practice on their own without physician superv...

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    Bill allowing nurse practitioners to practice outside of their training dies

    August 30, 2013
    Sacramento – On behalf of the California Medical Association (CMA) and the Coalition for Patient Access and Quality Car...

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    Dangerous bill putting patients in harm's way barely passes Assembly Committee

    August 13, 2013
    Sacramento – After an initial vote held SB 491 (Hernandez) in the Assembly Business, Professions & Consumer Protection ...

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    CMA makes significant progress on 'scope-of-practice' bills

    August 09, 2013
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has had some success neutralizing the three "scope-of-practice" bills that wer...

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    Nurse practitioner scope-of-practice bill fails in committee

    August 06, 2013
    A bill that would give California's nurse practitioners more autonomy failed on a vote of 6-3 Tuesday in an Assembly Bu...

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    Bill allowing allied health professionals to practice outside of their training fails in committee

    August 06, 2013
    Sacramento – On behalf of the California Medical Association (CMA) and the Coalition for Patient Access and Quality Care...

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    Legislation that allows physicians to employ PTs approved by committee

    July 15, 2013
    The Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development this week approved AB 1000, which would to clari...

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    Scope of practice bills to be heard on July 2, urge your legislator to OPPOSE these bills

    June 12, 2013
    The California Medical Association (CMA) is urging physicians to contact legislators and ask for NO votes on SB 491, S...

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    CMA joins coalition to oppose scope-of-practice bills

    May 30, 2013
    The California Medical Association and a group of health care provider organizations have come together to form the "Co...

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    Medicare announces new RAC audits

    May 13, 2013
    The Recovery Audit Program (RAC), mandated by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, detects and corrects past impr...

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    California physicians respond to senate committee vote on "scope of practice" legislation

    April 29, 2013
    SACRAMENTO – Paul R. Phinney, M.D., President of the California Medical Association (CMA), released the following state...

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