ISASS Signs on to Letter That Opposes Veterans Affairs Non-physician Practitioner Scope of Practice Rule

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ISASS Signs on to Letter That Opposes Veterans Affairs Non-physician Practitioner Scope of Practice Rule

In a letter dated January 7, 2021, ISASS, along with more than 100 medical specialty societies, expressed strong opposition to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) implementation of the interim final rule entitled “Authority of VA Professionals to Practice Health Care.” This rule permits virtually all Veterans Health Administration–employed non-physician providers to practice without the clinical supervision of physicians and without regard to state scope of practice laws. 

Comments focus on the differences in education and training that exist for physicians and non-physician providers and urge the VA to rescind the interim final rule to ensure our veterans receive the highest quality care from physician-led teams.

To read the full letter, see here: VA Letter