“The _____ (Doctor/Nurse/Other) Will See You Now”: Rethinking Scope of Practice

July 17, 2013

The Alliance for Health Reform held a webinar that gave you the latest on a flurry of state legislation to allow nurses, nurse practitioners and other medical providers to do more to care for patients.


  • Kavita Patel, managing director for clinical transformation and delivery at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution, and a former Obama administration official
  • Geraldine “Polly” Bednash, executive director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Reid Blackwelder, a Tennessee family physician and president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians

The event was sponsored by the nonpartisan Alliance for Health Reform and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Full Transcript (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

Speaker Presentations

Kavita Patel Presentation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Reid Blackwelder Presentation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Presentation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

Event Details

Agenda (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Speaker Biographies (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

Event Resources