Federal News & Legislative Updates

2407, 2020

Headline, AB 890

July 24th, 2020|

AB 890 appears to have escaped the winnowing process, is poised to be heard in committee with significant amendments: the proposed stand-alone NP board to oversee independent practice has been struck from the bill. Independent practice oversight now goes to the Board of Registered Nursing. NPs would be relegated to a [...]

1707, 2020

AB 890

July 17th, 2020|

CPA in April 2019 argued that AB 890 was over-broad and would allow family practice nurse practitioners to practice psychiatry. Without required training in psychiatry. Independent of ANY physician supervision. It looks like that argument has risen to the fore. Unsafe any way you look at it. CPA’s example identified a [...]

407, 2020

AB 890, nurse practitioner independent practice

July 4th, 2020|

Not official, AB 890 likely heard in committee on July 13th. Act now. CPA’s letter is in. CMA and the opposition coalition have issued an alert. See and act on it here. But. Important you focus on this Committee: The Senate and Business and Professions Committee. See below for how. Back to business. Advocacy [...]

3006, 2020

AB890 Update

June 30th, 2020|

Nurse practitioner practice without standardized procedures. The coalition organized by the CMA to defeat AB 890 is completing a series of meetings with key staff of legislators who sit on the Senate Business and Professions Committee. Those meetings conveyed the opposition to the bill from CMA and 9 specialty medical [...]

1906, 2020

Scope of practice

June 19th, 2020|

Congressional Action Needed. See the APA ACTION Alert here. California clinical psychologist (former member of the California Assembly, now member of Congress) Judy Chu (D, Pasadena) is promoting psychologist scope of practice expansion within Medicare. Her current bill in Congress (H.R. 884) would amend Medicare to include psychologists within the definition of physician, and [...]

1206, 2020

Black Lives Matter

June 12th, 2020|

Social issues, a mostly new domain for the house of medicine, and psychiatry in particular. Last several years many policy conversations focused on the social determinants of health and mental health. One of them - gun violence. In response, CPA adopted an expanded policy platform on gun violence. Black Lives Matter elevates [...]