Statements of Support


The Coalition of Patients’ Rights works to unite health care professionals in the common cause of ensuring that all patients have access to quality care and that their needs are being met through the current health care system.  CPR is committed to advocating for the practice rights of its members for the sake of their patients who rely on them for the many and varied services they provide.  Many health care professionals and organizations recognize this important goal and have pledged support to the Coalition.  Included in this section are some of their letters of support.

Support Statements

  • ABC Coding Solutions
    CPR member organizations represent healthcare professionals who have well-established legal authority under state jurisdiction to provide direct care to patients seeking options to conventional medical care.
  • American Academy of Chiropractic Physicians
    ...We support and are actively engaged in protecting the ability of health care providers to practice to the extent of their education, qualifications, licensing and legal authorization.
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    This letter from the AAMFT dated December 19, 2008 voices strong support for CPR and its efforts to protect patient rights and choices regarding healthcare. (PDF)
  • American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
    The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) strongly supports the Coalition for Patient’s Rights ™ (CPR) efforts to defend a patient’s access to all licensed health care providers.
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
    On December 11, 2008, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing sent this letter applauding the Coalition's efforts to ensure safe, accessible, high-quality care through the cooperation of the healthcare community. (PDF)
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has participated in the Coalition for Patients’ Rights since CPR’s inception and reaffirms its support to ensure patients have access to the full range of qualified healthcare providers and can choose among them.
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
    The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) strongly supports the Coalition for Patients’ Rights efforts to preserve patient access to quality health care providers of their choice.
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    In December of 2008, AANA announced its support for the Coalition of Patients' Rights, believing that the way to look out for patients' interests is by having many different types of healthcare professionals working collaboratively. (PDF)
  • American Chiropractic Association
    In this letter from June 6, 2006, ACA warns of the dangers of SOPP current practices, noting that limiting access to qualified health care providers is contrary to the best interests' of patients. (PDF)
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
    We recognize that the Coalition of Patients’ Rights (CPR) works to unite all health care professionals in the common cause of ensuring that all patients have access to quality care and that their needs are being met through the current health care system.
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
    On January 9, 2009, AACNM sent this letter to members providing information about its decision to join CPR, helping to ensure that all healthcare professionals may fully exercise their scope of practice in meeting patient needs. (PDF)
  • American College of Nurse Practitioners
    The American College of Nurse Practitioners is pleased to express our support for the Coalition for Patient’s Rights (CPR) and its goals. We are proud to have been one of the original organizational members, and to unite with so many other health care professions who support a patient’s access to the provider of their own choosing.
  • American Congress of Electroneuromysgraphy (ACE)
    We share the Coalition for Patients' Rights (CPR) purpose andobjectives to oppose the American Medical Association (AMA) ScopeOf Practice Partnership and the AMA Resolution 814.
  • American Nurses Association
    In December of 2008, ANA announced its support of patients' ability to choose their healthcare providers, underscored by its continued leadership in CPR, which it began in 2006. (PDF)
  • American Physical Therapy Association
    The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is proud to support the Coalition for Patients’ Rights (CPR) and its commitment to ensuring patients everywhere have access to the full scope of services offered by qualified health care professionals of their choice.
  • American Psychological Association Practice Organization
    The American Psychological Association Practice Organization is pleased to be a member of the Coalition for Patients' Rights (CPR) which was established to ensure that the growing needs of the American health system can be met and that patients have access to quality health care providers of their choice.
  • Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
    As the leader in advocating for excellence in perioperative practice and healthcare, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) supports the efforts of the Coalition for Patients’ Rights (CPR) to ensure that patients everywhere have access to the quality healthcare provider of their choice.
  • Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
    The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses is proud to be a member of the Coalition for Patients’ Rights (CPR), which was established to ensure patient access to safe, affordable healthcare.
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
    As a coalition member, AWHONN supports the Coalition for Patients’ Rights and its work to ensure that patients have access to the quality healthcare provider of their choice.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) supports the mission of the Coalition for Patients’ Rights (CPR) to ensure that the growing needs of the American health system can be met and that patients have access to quality health care providers of their choice.
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
    The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is pleased to support the Coalition for Patients’ Rights (CPR), established to ensure patient access to safe, affordable healthcare.
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
    This letter from December 8, 2008 notes NAPNP's appreciation for the efforts of CPR to ensure patients' access to the healthcare provider of their choice.
  • National Nursing Centers Consortium
    I write on behalf of the board of directors for the National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC), to express our full support for the Coalition for Patients’ Rights (CPR) and its goals. We are proud to be a member of the coalition’s steering committee.