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  • 27 Sep 2020 6:35 AM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    The ADPA is excited to announce the interview of Dr. Johnson, faculty from Samford University PA program! Please go to https://academyofdoctoralpas.wildapricot.org/Podcasts to access our podcast for free.

  • 21 Aug 2020 4:10 PM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    Advocacy in action! The ADPA is proud to have signed onto the AAPA’s important letter to the CMS regarding the vital role that PAs play in healthcare. AAPA aptly stated, “there is no going back!”

  • 21 Aug 2020 8:35 AM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    Congrats to the Nebraska PAs for update practice acts removing barriers for practice. L.B. 755 streamlines statutory language for the PA practice. This allows PAs to provide improved care to patients.

    • Scope is determined by PA's education, training, and experience (with similar physician scope within the practice)
    • Removes language stating that the PA is an agent of the supervising physician
    • Removes practice restrictions for PAs in hospital settings and those with less than 2 years of experience. 
    • Clarifies that PAs may practice in remote settings.
  • 21 Aug 2020 7:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On May 19th, Gov. Mark Dayton signed House File 1036, which removes statutory language mandating a PA-physician ratio of no greater than 5:1. This makes Minnesota the fifth state to achieve all of AAPA’s Six Key Elements of a Modern PA Practice Act! The bill also removes administrative burden for PAs starting practice by changing the Notice of Intent to Practice that had to be submitted PRIOR to practice to a Practice Location Notification, which must be filling within 30 days AFTER starting practice. In addition, the law includes a provision requiring the removal of the apostrophe “s” anywhere where “physician’s assistant” is present to the correct term “physician assistant”.

    https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF1036&session_year=2016&session_number=0&version=latest

  • 7 Jul 2020 7:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On July 1, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed S.128, an act related to physician assistant licensure, into law. The legislation was the result of years of hard work by the PA Academy of Vermont (PAAV) and significantly improves PA practice in Vermont.

    https://www.aapa.org/news-central/2020/07/vermont-governor-signs-act-modernizing-pa-practice/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=aapa_post&utm_campaign=news_central

  • 25 Jun 2020 10:18 AM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    The ADPA had an informational meeting for prospective members this week. For those that were unable to make this meeting, the ADPA compiled a presentation covering the basics of that meeting. Please check it out under the membership tab or follow this URL:  https://academyofdoctoralpas.wildapricot.org/Video-on-ADPA


  • 10 May 2020 8:02 AM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    The ADPA is hard at work, looking at ways to advance and shape our profession. One way in which the profession can advance is to promote leadership, whether in the clinic, in legislature, or in administration. As a result of this desire to promote leadership, the ADPA is planning its first conference and relating all CME topics to leadership and the various ways PAs can advance our profession. The timeline for this conference is 12-18 months, so sign-up for our newsletter (on the membership page) for updates relating to time, place, and topics!

  • 15 Apr 2020 3:40 PM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    Many PAs have seen posts and tweets asking for signatures to allow federally employed PAs to practice independently within their scope and training. Full practice authority (the first step of optimal team practice) at the federal level would be a huge step forward for PAs. This is legislation that could be accomplished via the White House through an executive order, whereas state-level changes are driven through state-sponsored legislation. However, it would provide a much-needed precedent for states as a drive for change. You may read the petition here:  https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/grant-pas-full-practice-authority-function-licensed-independent-practitioners-federal-jurisdictions?fbclid=IwAR1ejn0GNfDd7ZxGGykCTawJAJaOmO_rKw70lcirBdImLf2ouhObNxl5AvU

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