Scope of practice laws in Minnesota should require that medical procedures be performed by health care providers who have the training and skills to provide safe and effective health care.
Physician-led team-based care
The MMA supports a collaborative practice framework among physicians and other health care providers. Legislators may weigh in on a proposal that could provide Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) with more independence (for example, allow them prescribing authority). Collaboration is crucial to ensure that patients receive the best care possible by the right practitioner. We support physician-led team-based care.