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The Coalition for Patients' Rights® (CPR) consists of more than 35 organizations representing a variety of licensed health care professionals who provide a diverse array of safe, effective, and affordable health care services to millions of patients each year.

CPR seeks to counter efforts by the AMA Scope of Practice initiative that is designed to limit patients' choice of health practitioners. In the face of organized medicine's latest divisive efforts to limit these professionals' abilities to provide the care they are qualified to give, the CPR was formed for the sake of patients—to ensure that the growing needs of the American health system can be met and that patients everywhere have access to quality health care providers of their choice.

"Scope of practice" can be defined as the range of health care-related activities and services which a health care professional is educated, and certified or licensed, to provide. Please read CPR's joint statement and return here for more information from the coalition members.

The Coalition for Patients' Rights cannot provide advice to individuals about health care issues. As a coalition of health care providers, we are working to ensure that everyone has access to the health care professionals of their choice, but the coalition is not in a position to provide clinical or medical treatment recommendations.