read this statement

APTA.ORG
From the above :
“Healthcare Professionals Urge Cooperative Patient Care;
Oppose SOPP & AMA Resolution 814
The undersigned organizations represent a wide variety of more than 3 million healthcare
professionals, providing a diverse array of safe, effective and affordable services. We are united in
declaring that the Scope of Practice Partnership (SOPP) that various physician organizations have
formed, as well as American Medical Association (AMA) Resolution 814, are unnecessary actions
that will impede, rather than enhance, patient access to quality care. We call upon the SOPP
member organizations to cease their divisive efforts and, instead, work with us to advance the health
and well-being of patients. It is inappropriate for physician organizations to advise consumers,
legislators, regulators, policy makers or payers regarding the scope of practice of licensed
healthcare professionals whose practice is authorized in statutes other than medical practice acts.
The erroneous assumption that physician organizations should determine what is best for other
licensed healthcare professionals is an outdated line of thinking that does not serve today’s patients.
The SOPP is a coalition that the AMA formed to assist various physician organizations facing scope
of practice “battles.” The SOPP also plans to fund studies a) determining whether “allied health
professionals” truly fill healthcare voids in rural and other underserved areas; and b) examining the
education and training of “allied health professionals” with the goal of providing this information as a
“point of comparison” to legislators.
In a related action, at its November 2005 Interim Meeting, the AMA House of Delegates adopted
Resolution 814, titled, “Limited Licensure Health Care Provider Training and Certification
Standards.” The resolution states:
RESOLVED, That our American Medical Association, along with the Scope of Practice Partnership
and interested Federation1 partners, study the qualifications, education, academic requirements,
licensure, certification, independent governance, ethical standards, disciplinary processes, and peer
review of the limited licensure health care providers, and limited independent practitioners, as
identified by the Scope of Practice Partnership and report back at the 2006 Annual Meeting.2
Regarding the SOPP and Resolution 814, we state:
Patient Safety
Our organizations set the highest standards for patient safety, and numerous studies demonstrate
that our members provide safe, high quality care. Neither the SOPP nor Resolution 814 cite any
credible evidence that the scopes of practice of our members are unsafe, problematic, or warrant
special scrutiny or study. To the contrary, our members are filling a vital need in this country. With
shortages in various areas of healthcare, and more than 45 million uninsured Americans, our
members are the solution to this country’s healthcare challenges, not the problem. Some physician
organizations have characterized our efforts to enhance our scopes of practice as a “threat.” Far
from that, with America’s population aging, we are the answer to the challenge of keeping pace with
the demand for quality healthcare services. Now is the time to encourage the increased use of all
available healthcare professionals to meet the growing demand for affordable, high quality care.”

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DOCTORS IN TEXAS NEED TO OPPOSE SOPP


As a doctor in Texas since 1989, I urge ALL patients, all MDs, all DOs, all DCs, all DDSs, all DVM, all PhD to oppose this horrible attack against other health professions which the SOPP constitutes.all

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STOP THE SOPP- VIDEO NUMBER TWO

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STOP SOPP VIDEO NUMBER ONE

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SOPP’S STATE BY STATE ATTACK AGAINST OTHER PROFESSIONALS

http://www.oacns.org/imported%20files/news/Scope%20of%20Practice%20Campaign%20by%20State.pdf

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THE SOPP ATTACK, STATE BY STATE

http://tiny.cc/5bRbM

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A GREAT RESOURCE ON STOP SOPP

A great page which serves as an ongoing resource on SOPP and Resolution 814 is http://stopsopp.blogspot.com.

STOP SOPP

STOP SOPP

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