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Scope of Practice (SOP)

The legal scope of practice for a health profession is typically defined in state-specific scope of practice acts. These acts describe the services that professionals can provide and under what conditions they can be provided. Scope of practice acts also define the requirements for education and training, certification and licensure, and supervision.

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Health Professions Regulation in the US

Topics: Scope of Practice (SOP)

November 14, 2019

A key goal of health reform in the U.S. is to improve population health through expanded access to health insurance. Demand for high-quality, cost-effective, basic health services is anticipated to grow, particularly for underserved populations. However, there is also growing concern about the impact of health professions scope of practice on access, quality, and cost […]

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Authors: Jeongyoung Park | Xinxin Han | Patricia Pittman

Topics: Community Health Centers, Nursing, Scope of Practice (SOP)

August 16, 2019
This article examines the impact of expanded state scope of practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants on primary care utilization in community health centers.
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