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    CMA publishes new fact sheet on nurse practitioner scope of practice changes

    October 13, 2020
    To ensure that CMA members understand the potential effects of this bill, CMA has published a new fact sheet titled AB ...

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    CMA opposes attempt to expand Medicare definition of physician to include psychologists

    October 06, 2020
    CMA joined AMA and 30 other health care organizations to oppose the “ Medicare Mental Health Access Act ” (HR 884/S 277...

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    CMA president issues statement in response to Gov. Newsom's signing of AB 890

    September 29, 2020
    We are deeply disappointed that Gov. Newsom signed AB 890. We strongly believe that physician-based care is the model t...

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    Urge Gov. Newsom to reject bill that would create two-tiered health care system

    September 01, 2020
    A dangerous bill that would undermine physician-led care and could create a lower tier of care for low-income patients ...

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    Urgent: Take action now! NP scope bill moves to the Senate floor!

    August 21, 2020
    The California Senate is set to vote on a bill that would remove critical patient protections by allowing NPs to practi...

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    Take Action: Urge Senate to reject NP scope expansion

    June 23, 2020
    The California Senate is currently considering a bill that would grant full practice authority to nurse practitioners (...

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    Newsom relaxes workforce rules while protecting physician supervision model

    March 31, 2020
    Gov. Newsom on Monday eased the path for many health care professionals to practice in an expanded capacity during the ...

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    CMA objects to federal scope expansion under president’s executive order

    October 14, 2019
    Although the order is very broad and lacks details, it is clear that the administration is looking at eliminating regul...

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    CMA opposes proposal to expand paramedic scope of practice

    May 28, 2019
    EMSA has proposed new regulations that would allow paramedics to triage and transport patients to locations other than ...

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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
    CMA joined 97 specialty and medical societies to send a letter to the VA expressing concerns with a proposed rule that ...

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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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