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Regulatory Affairs: Physician Groups Urge the VA to Delay Implementation of National Scope of Practice Standards

posted: January 3, 2022

On December 16, 2021, 92 state medical and specialty societies sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to engage stakeholders as early as possible as the Department develops National Standards of Practice (NSP). In addition, the letter emphasized the need for the VA to create a transparent process. The letter argues that, if the VA is serious about stakeholder input and transparency, it should engage both internal and external stakeholders while the draft NSPs are still in development and well before they are published in the Federal Register. Also, the VA should push back implementation of the NSPs until at least the second half of 2022 to allow more time to complete a thorough review of stakeholder comments.

Source: AMA