Joint Letter to the Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Board members Regarding the Chapter 2 Reproposal in Portland, ME

Dear Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Board members,

Thank you for reviewing our comments to the Chapter 2 reproposal. As physicians representing various medical specialties, and an organization representing 12,000 physicians, residents, medical students, and assistant physicians interested in patient safety in scope of practice matters, we are grateful to have the opportunity to submit comments.

These comments focus on two areas: (1) requirements for scope of practice agreements and (2) protection from retaliation for physicians who decline to enter into collaborative agreements, practice agreements, or similar agreements presented by their health care system or physician group practice with credentialing and granting of privileges exempt from a Board-approved collaborative or practice agreement.

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