Trump Administration: Ease Scope of Practice Laws

A new report out this week suggests that easing scope of practice laws would make U.S. healthcare more competitive and efficient.  The report, “Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition,” was called for by President Trump and jointly issued by the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury. “[A]dvanced practice registered nurses […]

State Provider Status Bill Count Nears 100

State pharmacy associations across the U.S. continue to advocate for pharmacist state-level provider status bills relating to scope of practice, payment for services, and pharmacists’ designation as providers. The bill count has now reached 98 with activity in almost half of the states (24 states plus the District of Columbia). Already, one bill in Pennsylvania, […]

State Provider Status Legislative Update

State legislative sessions are in full swing across the U.S. and a myriad of legislation pertaining to patient access to pharmacists services is in the works. There are now 95 active bills that fall in one of three areas of activity: scope of practice (medication/immunization administration, collaborative practice agreements, prescriptive authority, etc); payment for services; and […]

2016 State Provider Status Legislation Summary

This chart summarizes the current status of proposed bills related to the three areas of state level provider status: provider designation, scope of practice, and payment for services. Please share any comments or updates in the comment section below or email Krystal. Download the Chart Last updated 1/20/16 View the 2015 State Provider Legislation Summary

NASPA-Authored Articles on State Provider Status

State Provider Status consists of three areas of activity: designation as a provider, scope of practice, and payment for services. More information about state level provider status can be found in these NASPA-authored articles: Provider Status in the States Provider Status Successes: A Look Back at 2014 NASPA Finds State-Level Provider Status is Widespread, but […]