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2 Apr, 5 tweets, 2 min read
There is a misperception that Physicians for Patient Protection(PPP) only advocates for or opposes scope creep issues related to NPs/PAs. Nope. We oppose anyone attempting to practice medicine w/o a license. Attached is info on pending or active legislation in almost every state ImageImageImage
2)regarding CRNAs, CNMs, naturopaths, , pharmacists, optometrists, psychologists, etc. It's exhausting. We do this because we have to. Because it is in the best interest of the public. We inform the public so they also know and can protect themselves against people practicing ImageImage
3)beyond their scope. An informed patient is an empowered patient. We don't have lobbyists, who are incredibly expensive, so we do the legwork ourselves. We volunteer our time willingly--it is essential to our mission, which is to protect patients and the integrity of the
4)medical profession by promoting physician-led medicine. Disclaimer for instigators-in-waiting: This thread does not represent PPP the organization or its views, it is the perspective of Taz and Taz only, a general member of PPP. All of the legislative info is easily accessible
5)through LegiScan, a free service. @pppforpatients

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