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  • 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

  • 31 Mar 2020 11:10 AM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    PAs are a necessary solution to COVID. This is because our unique training enables us to switch fields and fill gaps, but outdated laws prevent PAs from serving our patients who need us now more than ever. As a former ER PA with more than 2 years of experience in the emergency room and more than 14 years testing, diagnosing and treating patients, I currently CANNOT step back into the ER because of arbitrary state laws. There are 140,000 PAs in the US ready to serve where needed.

    Nicole Mason, DMSc, PA-C

    Help us help everyone! Search and retweet the posts with the hashtags #PAsAreTheSolution #PAsNeedFullPracticeAuthority

    https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/489985-more-physician-assistants-are-ready-to-help-with-covid-19-now-governors?fbclid=IwAR1VX2RtlGn6uK002b7y_VirXyh2Kdc4xEtEEoccaQExVWLslqlzz4yVIRM&fbclid=IwAR1uz9qRvvE074RCXqQSkkm-0I2tHtT66YvZo77ChIbAWiNnPNHFfzQCMO0

  • 4 Mar 2020 3:31 PM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    We do not yet know all of the ramifications of the CoVid 19 virus in the United States. The virus may turn out to be widespread or localized to certain areas. However, business leaders and human resource personnel need to be considering the implications of what a widespread outbreak will look like for their companies. Employees who are confirmed to have the virus or those who have been exposed are probably going to be off duty for at least 14 days. Schools may close leaving employees without childcare. Employees may be the caregiver for family members who are ill.

    1st Vice President of ADPAs Devonna A'Belle, DMSc, PA-C

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