Health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) were the center of a number of resolutions and passionate debates during the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) House of Delegates Interim Meeting Nov. 6-9, 2010, in San Diego.

AAP leaders met with colleagues from the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to review resolutions and reports.

In addition, the group reviewed the recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, a topic also discussed during the Scope of Practice Partnership Summit. A panel of attorneys and physicians gave updates on issues involving their professions during the summit. AAP Past President David T. Tayloe Jr., M.D., FAAP, referenced AAP policy and discussed concerns about independent practice of advanced degree nurses noted in the IOM report (see commentary on page 28)....

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