MTAPN Legislative NewsMarch 2019
"graduate physicians act" (SB0672/HB0810) description can be found at http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0672 This is essentially a person who has passed part 1 & 2 of the medical boards, but did not get the residency they wanted and can now practice medicine under MD supervision while awaiting a residency.
"doctor of medical science" (SB0884/HB1377) description can be found at http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1377 This is essentially a PA with a doctorate degree, we question the need for a new licensed individual.
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The TNA website has great info regarding FPA as well as many other issues relating to practice. Go to the Government Affairs tab and look at FPA talking points and links.
http://www.AANP.org is a great resource on many topics - more accessible if you are an AANP member