Originally approved April 2023.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP):
- advocates that physicians and non-physician practitioners who engage in the practice of medicine should be licensed and regulated by state medical licensing and regulatory boards;
- supports that physician assistants should be licensed and regulated under the oversight of state medical licensing and regulatory boards;
- opposes legislative efforts to establish autonomous regulatory boards meant to license and regulate physician assistants outside of state medical licensing and regulatory boards’ authority and purview; and
- supports that certified nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists certified nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists should be licensed and regulated jointly by state medical and nursing boards.