Scope of Practice Issues

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Journal Articles

Jensen, A. Ophthalmology academy president: Scope-of-practice crisis threatens quality, and Oklahoma is on the front line. AMNews. 2004 Dec.

Croasdale, M. Oklahoma optometrists gain right to use scalpel. Physicians are fighting the decision to expand the group's scope of practice. AMNews, 2004 Dec. Full-text access.

Brayman S.J., et al. Scope of practice. American Occupational Therapy Association, Commission on Practice. Am J Occup Ther. 2004 Nov-Dec;58(6):673-7.

Elliot, V.S. More family physicians doing colonoscopies A recent study says they can be done safely. Hospitals, however, are slow to credential generalists, and specialists say they do the screening test better. AMNews. 2004 Oct. Full-text access.

Model Rules and Regulations for CNS Title Protection and Scope of Practice.  Clin Nurse Spec. 2004 Jul-Aug;18(4):178-9. PMID: 15273515

Croasdale, M. California oral surgeons want to expand scope. Plastic surgeons warn of safety issues. AMNews. 2004 July. Full-text access.

Ok. Legislation Puts Scope of Practice Issues in Play.  Review of Ophthalmology. Jun 2004, 11(6):7-8.

Kovacs SJ. An individual perspective on the pharmacy education scope of practice disconnect. Pharmacotherapy. 2004 May; 24(5):677-81.

Croasdale, M. VA OKs chiropractic care but keeps primary care oversight For the first time in 25 years, Veterans Affairs adds a licensed independent health care profession to its roster. AMNews. 2004 April. Full-text access.

Byrne RP. The "dual degree". Does it change the scope of practice for oral and maxillofacial surgery? Tex Dent J. 2004 Apr;121(4):304-9.

Tu K. et al. An overview of the types of physicians treating acute cardiac conditions in Canada. Canadian Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Team. Can J Cardiol. 2004 Mar; 20(3):282-91.

Croasdale, M. Empowered by insurers and states, nonphysicians push practice limits. AMNews. 2004 Feb. Full-text access.

Wing P. et al. The changing professional practice of physician assistants: 1992 to 2000. JAAPA. 2004 Jan;17(1):37-40, 42, 45-9.

MacEachern L. Providers issue brief: scope of practice and prescriptive authority: year end report-2003. Issue Brief Health Policy Track Serv. 2003 Dec;1-29.

Radford M. et al. Redefining perioperative advanced practice. The nurse specialist in anaesthesia and emergency surgery. Part I. Defining the problem and providing a solution. Br J Perioper Nurs. 2003 Nov;13(11):468-71.

Tang, N. and Fabbri, W. Medical Direction and Integration With Existing EMS Infrastructure. Topics in Emergency Medicine. 2003 Oct-Dec; 25(4):326-332.

Holcombe RG. Eliminating scope of practice and licensing laws to improve health care. J Law Med Ethics. 2003 Summer; 31(2):236-46. Full-text access.

Edmunds, Marilyn. NPs Speak Out Against AAP Policy. Nurse Practitioner. 2003 Aug; 28(8):8. Full-text access.

Orders A.B. and Wright D. Expanding the scope of practice for radiology managers: radiation safety duties. Radiol Manage. 2003 Jul-Aug; 25(4):40-7.

Grzybicki D.M. and Vrbin C.M. Pathology resident attitudes and opinions about pathologists' assistants. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003 Jun;127(6):666-72. Full-text access.

Cohen, M.H. Complementary and integrative medical therapies, the FDA, and the NIH: definitions and regulation. Dermatologic Therapy. 2003 Jun;16(2):77-84. Full-text access.

Zimmer C.G. et al. A scope-of-practice survey leading to the development of standards of practice for health promotion in higher education. J Am Coll Health. 2003 May;51(6):247-54. 

Scope of practice issues in the delivery of pediatric health care. Committee on Pediatric Workforce.  Pediatrics. 2003 Feb;111(2):426-35.

Druss B.G. et al. Trends in care by nonphysician clinicians in the United States. N Engl J Med. 2003 Jan;348(2):130-7. Request full-text article .

Ashby M. et al. Position statement on the role of health care assistants who are involved in direct patient care activities within critical care areas. Nurs Crit Care. 2003 Jan-Feb;8(1):3-12.  Full-text access.

Norris S. and Morgan R. Providers issue brief: scope of practice and prescriptive authority: year end report-2002. Issue Brief Health Policy Track Serv. 2002 Dec;1-28.

Giordano J. et al. Blending the boundaries: steps toward an integration of complementary and alternative medicine into mainstream practice J Altern Complement Med. 2002 Dec;8(6):897-906.  Full-text access.

Cirincione R.J. Doctors of chiropractic: current scope of practice. Md Med. 2002 Fall;3(4):19-20.

Sataloff RT. Scope of practice. Otol Neurotol. 2002 Sep;23(5):628-30.

Lavoie K.L. and Fleet R.P. Should psychologists be granted prescription privileges? A review of the prescription privilege debate for psychiatrists. Can J Psychiatry. 2002 Jun;47(5):443-9.

Hutter J.W. Maintaining scope of practice ensures continued success. J Endod. 2002 Feb; 28(2):129-30.

Keely J.L. Pharmacist scope of practice. American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Jan;136(1):79-85. Full-text access.

Pfeifer M. Nonradiologists reading radiographs: good medicine or stretching the scope of practice? J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2001 Dec;15(6):675-6.

Woodward C.A. et al. Physicians certified in family medicine. What are they doing 8 to 10 years later? Can Fam Physician. 2001 Jul; 47:1404-10.

Gonsky E.F. Jr. New law could change scope of practice, standards of patient care. Todays FDA. 2001 Jul;13(7):8.

Nonphysicians must follow protocols to the letter.  ED Manag. 2001 May;13(5):54-5.

Forrest C.B. and Reid R.J. Prevalence of health problems and primary care physicians' specialty referral decisions. J Fam Pract. 2001 May;50(5):427-32.  Full-text access.

Carlson B. Nonphysician groups push to expand scope of practice. Manag Care. 2001 Apr;10(4):19,23.

Greene, J. Physician groups brace for allied scope-of-practice incursion. AMNews. 2001 Dec.

Stone S.E. The evolving scope of nurse-midwifery practice in the United States. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2000 Nov-Dec;45(6):522-31.

Schuiling K.D. and Slager J. Scope of practice: freedom within limits. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2000 Nov-Dec;45(6):465-71.

Sullivan N.H. CNMs/CMs as primary care providers: scope of practice issues. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2000 Nov-Dec;45(6):450-6.

Norris S. Providers issue brief: scope of practice and prescriptive privileges. Issue Brief Health Policy Track Serv. 2000 Jun 30;1-18.

Readers Speak Out on Family Physicians' Scope of Practice.  Family Practice Management; 2000 May: 7(5):43-46.  Full-text access.

Hensel W.A. The scope of practice in primary care. N Engl J Med. 2000 May; 342(19):1453-4. 

Rogers C. Nonphysician providers and limited-license practitioners: scope-of-practice issues. Bull Am Coll Surg. 1994 Feb;79(2):12-7.


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