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2018

February

STATE | ASPS Opposes Optometric Scope Expansion Efforts

ASPS rebukes measures in Virginia, Illinois and Iowa that would allow optometrists to perform surgery and administer injections near the eye.

STATE | ASPS battles scope expansion by nonmedical professionals

ASPS collaborates with state and regional societies to ensure that nonmedical providers, including estheticians, do not overstep their bounds.

FEDERAL | ASPS provides input on 2018 QPP Final Rule

ASPS collaborates with state and regional societies to ensure that nonmedical providers, including estheticians, do not overstep their bounds.

STATE | ASPS responds to new compounding regulations and guidelines

An FDA policy priorities outline, an Ohio proposed regulation, and a draft position statement by the Federation of State Medical Boards all highlight the need for increased advocacy by ASPS to deregulate in-office physician compounding.

FEDERAL | New Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Confirmed

Former Eli Lilly executive, Alex Azar, is confirmed by the Senate as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.