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”.