The Coalition for Patients’ Rights (CPR) consists of more than 30 organizations representing a variety of non-physician licensed health care professionals who provide safe, high-quality and cost-effective health care services to millions of patients each year. These highly educated health care specialists complete years of education in their respective specialties, and have long been recognized at the federal and state levels as qualified and essential contributors to the U.S. health system.
Although they are excellent and indispensable caregivers to a large segment of the U.S. population, these professionals, who are neither medical doctors (M.D.s) nor doctors of osteopathy (D.O.s), must continually fend off efforts by organizations representing M.D.s and D.O.s to limit their scope of practice, essentially reducing patient access to these services.
CPR was formed with our patients in mind—to ensure that the growing needs of the American health care system can be met and that patients everywhere have access to the quality health care providers of their choice.
American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
American Academy of Chiropractic Physicians (AACP)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
American Congress of ElectroNeuroMyoGraphy (ACE)
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO)
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
Association of Nurses in Aids Care (ANAC)
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP)
Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS)
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium (IHCP)
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH)
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN)
National League for Nursing (NLN)
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Coalition for Patients' Rights™
Membership: 30+ Health care industry groups representing more than 3 million licensed healthcare providers
Focus Areas: Federal and state legislative and regulatory activities related to scope of practice, licensing, health insurance coverage and patient access issues.
CPR's State-Based Coalition (SBC) Program is for state-level organizations and branches of CPR's membership. The purpose of these coalitions is to enable a coordinated, proactive response to scope of practice developments at the state level, particularly attacks by the Scope of Practice Partnership (SOPP) and state and local medical societies.
The SBC Program will facilitate:
-Networking and information-sharing between CPR member organizations
-Creation of state-based CPR coalitions that reflect the national membership
-Development and sharing of resources for state scope of practice issues
State and local organizations should contact the CPR representative of their national organization for further details.
Participating CPR member state resources links: