Columnist: Legislature Takes Up ‘Scope-of-Practice’ Again
In a Sacramento Bee opinion piece, columnist Dan Walters writes, "No session of the California Legislature would be complete without at least one 'scope-of-practice' bill." He notes, "This year's version is a renewed effort by physical therapists to treat patients without a diagnosis from a physician." Walters asks, "So would allowing therapists to treat patients without a physician's diagnosis be a benefit or threat to the public welfare?," adding, "That quite pertinent question rarely arises in the superheated, high-dollar politics of medical care."
- "Dan Walters: No Legislative Session Is Complete Without a Medical Turf War" (Walters, Sacramento Bee, 8/24).