Physicians, nurse practitioners reach landmark scope agreement Sept. 29, 2020
The Pennsylvania House Professional Licensure Committee has approved amendments to House Bill 100 that would create a six-year pilot program expanding the scope of practice for primary care Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs) in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) across the Commonwealth. Click here to read a statement.
Keystone Physician: Fall 2020 issue of magazine released Sept. 28, 2020
The PAFP has just released the Fall 2020 issue of its magazine, Keystone Physician! In the midst of the greatest public health threat in a century, Pennsylvania's family physicians continue to display strength and determination. Check out that story, plus government affairs and legal updates, member news, a message from PAFP President Tracey Conti, MD, and much more!
PAFP applauds unanimous passage of H.R. 625 Sept. 16, 2020
Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) President Tracey Conti, MD today thanked sponsor Rep. Schemel, Majority Leader Benninghoff, Minority Leader Dermody, and the full House for unanimously passing House Resolution 625. “The passage of H.R. 625 will be critical in expanding Pennsylvania’s primary care physician workforce,” said Conti.
PAFP joins coalition urging for liability protections Sept. 15, 2020
The PAFP has joined with other organizations representing a broad range of industries and employers throughout the state to urge the Pennsylvania General Assembly's support for providing the health care, business, nonprofit, and education communities with temporary safe harbor from unwarranted lawsuits, while not precluding appropriate
action against bad actors. Read more here.
A message about COVID-19 from the PAFP president
Like you, we at the PAFP have been closely monitoring the data, information and guidance regarding COVID-19. Despite the anticipated continued spread of this virus, I am confident in our desire and willingness as clinicians to provide our patients with competent and compassionate care and to direct them to reliable and appropriate health resource information. Read more.