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  • 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 This is because our unique training enables us to switch fields and fill gaps, but outdated laws prevent PAs from serving our patients who need us now more than ever.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
  • 25 Feb 2020 6:52 PM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    2019 saw state legislative wins for the PA profession. With a focus shifting from supervisory to collaborative practice in states such as Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia other states have begun legislation to follow suit. New legislation in Florida seeks to allow PAs to open their own practices and designates them as primary care providers. Oklahoma legislation seeks to move to a collaborative model. Washington state PA legislation seeks to overhaul current PA practice as well. PAs have been at the forefront of the medical community for over 50 years. The next fifty years will likely be as active for the PA profession.

  • 1 Nov 2019 7:22 AM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    On November 1, 2019, the ADPA was made aware of Psychology Today's ignorance of the PA profession as licensed health care providers. As such, the ADPA responded to inform and educate them about our profession. If you would like to see our formal response, please sign-in.

  • 28 Oct 2019 3:38 AM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    On October 3, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13890. This order effectively gives PAs reimbursement based on work performed, instead of degree obtained. Please support this endeavor by taking a moment to review and sign our petition to forward its momentum! 

    PA Petition Link

  • 17 Oct 2019 3:44 AM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    On October 16, 2019, the ADPA Board sent a letter to the Texas Medical Board in opposition of rule 193.21. This rule would effectively hamstring PAs across the state of Texas, as they could no longer move forward with treatment plans without having a physician officially sign-off on radiology reads. The results of our letter, as well as other PA organizations, was that the vote on this was indefinitely postponed. A win for Texas PAs! To view our letter to the Texas Medical Board, please sign-in.

  • 6 Oct 2019 4:07 PM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    Help us Celebrate PA Week October 6-12th!

    All of us at ADPA would like to thank PAs for their service to our profession.

    And remember-

    You Make A Difference!

  • 1 Aug 2019 4:43 PM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    North Dakota House Bill 1175 goes into effect, effectively making North Dakota the first state that does not require a supervising or collaborating physician.

  • 9 Jul 2019 10:21 AM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    Due to PA preceptor shortages, the House of Delegates within the AAPA has increased the AAPA Category 1 CME credits to 2 per week for each PA student precepted. This is an increase from the prior 1 CME credit per week per student. The yearly maximum for preceptors is 20 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

  • 18 Jun 2019 10:18 AM | Nicole Mason (Administrator)

    The 2019-2020  Academy of Doctoral PAs (ADPA) Board of Directors began its leadership year on June 17th. President and Chair of AAPA’s Board of Directors Nicole M. Mason of Owasso, OK, will lead the organization.



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