Scope of Practice Guidebook

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MSMS, MOA Present "Scope of Practice Guidebook"

In order to educate state legislators about the scope of practice of physicians and other health care professionals, MSMS has collaborated with the Michigan Osteopathic Association to offer a guidebook on the subject. The text of the book, which will be distributed to all state lawmakers and their staffs, is available in PDF format here: Scope of Practice Guidebook. Following is an excerpt from the book:

"Every day health professionals are entrusted with people's health care and, consequently, their lives.This document attempts to clarify the extent of and differences between those regulations as they apply to people who work in various licensed health care fields in the state of Michigan: allopathic and osteopathic medicine (particularly family medicine, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, obstetrics-gynecology, and psychiatry); physician assistance; nursing (comprised of licensed practical, registered, and advanced practice nurses); optometry; chiropractic; and psychology."

Non-members may order copies of the Scope of Practice Guidebook. For more information about the guidebook, contact Colin Ford at MSMS at 517-336-5737 or