Policy Manual and Position Papers

2012-2013 Policy Manual

 AAPA's Policy Manual  includes bylaws, policies and position papers that guide AAPA's actions and programs. The position papers are linked below. Check back for updates throughout the year as policies are added or amended. If you are an AAPA member and would like a request an electronic copy of the complete policy manual in Microsoft Word, please send an email to HODStaffAdvisor@aapa.org.

 

AAPA Position Papers

 Comprehensive Health Care Reform (Adopted 2005, amended 2010, 2013) 

Tab 1 Cited at HX-4600.1.8 

 

 Maintaining Professional Flexibility: Issues Related to Accreditation of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs (Adopted 2005, amended 2010) 

Tab 2 Cited at HP-3200.4.1 

 

 

 Guidelines for Updating Medical Staff Bylaws: Credentialing and Privileging Physician Assistants (Adopted 2012) 

Tab 3 Cited at HP-3500.3.3 

 

 

Guidelines for State Regulation of Physician Assistants (Adopted 1988, amended 1993, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013)  

Tab 4 Cited at HP-3500.3.4 

 

 

 Guidelines for the Physician Assistant Serving as an Expert Witness (Adopted 1977, amended 1987, 1991, 2001, reaffirmed 2004, 2009) 

Tab 5 Cited at HP-3700.1.5 

 

 

Immunizations in Children and Adults (Adopted 1994, amended 2004, 2006, 2011) 

Tab 6 Cited at HP-3300.1.15 

 

  

 Physician Assistants as Medical Review Officers (Adopted 1991, amended 2004, reaffirmed 2009) 

Tab 7 Cited at HP-3500.3.2 

 

  Physician Assistant Impairment (Adopted 1990, reaffirmed 2004, amended 1992, 2009) 

Tab 8 Cited at HP-3700.1.3 

 

  Physician Assistants - Roles in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (Adopted 1994, amended 2004, 2009) 

Tab 9 Cited at HP-3300.1.3 

 

  

 Physician Assistants as Medicaid Managed Care Providers (Adopted 1996, reaffirmed 2004, amended 1997, 2009) 

Tab 10 Cited at HP-3400.2.3 

 

 

 Professional Competence (Adopted 1996, amended 2005, 2010) 

Tab 11 Cited at HP-3700.4.2 

 

  

 The Physician Assistant in Disaster Response: Core Guidelines (Adopted 2006, amended 2010) 

Tab 12 Cited at HX-4600.4.1 

 

 

 End-of-Life Decision Making (Adopted 1997, reaffirmed 2004, amended 2009) 

Tab 13 Cited at HP-3700.1.4 

 

  

 Rural Health Clinics (Adopted 1997, amended 2004, 2009) 

Tab 14 Cited at HX-4600.2.2 

 

  

 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Adopted 1999, reaffirmed 2004, amended 2005, 2009) 

Tab 15 Cited at HP-3300.1.14 

 

  

 Guidelines for Ethical Conduct for the Physician Assistant Profession (Adopted 2000, amended 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013) 

Tab 16 Cited at Article III, Section 1; Article IX, Sections 3 and 4; BA-2300.3.5, and HP-3700.1.2 

 

 

   Flexibility as a Hallmark of the PA Profession:  The Case Against Specialty Certification (Adopted 2002, reaffirmed 2007, amended 2012)   

Tab 17 Cited at HP-3200.4.2 

 

  

 Use of Medical Interpreters for Patients with Limited English Proficiency (Adopted 2003, reaffirmed 2008, 2013) 

Tab 18 Cited at HP-3300.2.10 

 

  

 Antimicrobial Resistance (Adopted 1999, reaffirmed 2004, amended 2009) 

Tab 19 Cited at HP-3300.1.13.2 

 

 

 Genetic Testing in Clinical Practice (Adopted 2001, reaffirmed 2004, amended 2006, 2011)  

Tab 20 Cited at HP-3300.1.7 

 

  

 Developing a Culture of Leadership Excellence in the AAPA (Adopted 2003, reaffirmed 2008) 

Tab 21 Cited at BA-2500.4.2 

 

  

Second and Co-Parent Adoption: Improving Children’s Access to Health Care  (Adopted 2004, reaffirmed 2009) 

Tab 22 Cited at HX-4600.1.7 

 

  

 Licensure Eligibility for Physician Assistants Trained Abroad  (Adopted 2004, amended 2009) 

Tab 23 Cited at HP-3700.3.2 

 

 

 Direct to Consumer Advertising (Adopted 2004, amended 2009) 

Tab 24 Cited at HP-3300.2.8 

 

  

 Affirmative Action in Physician Assistant Education (Adopted 2004, reaffirmed 2009) 

Tab 25 Cited at HP-3200.6.3 

 

  

 Global Epidemic HIV/AIDS (Adopted 2005, amended 2010) 

Tab 26 Cited at HX-4200.2.2 

 

  

 Scientific Integrity and Public Policy  (Adopted 2005, amended 2010) 

Tab 27 Cited at HX-4500.5 

  

 

 Quality Incentive Programs (Adopted 2005, reaffirmed 2010) 

Tab 28 Cited at HX-4700.1.1 

 

 

 Competencies for the Physician Assistant Profession (Adopted 2005, reaffirmed 2010, amended 2013) 

Tab 29 Cited at HP-3700.4.3 

  

 

 Health Literacy: Broadening Definitions, Intensifying Partnerships and Identifying Resources (Adopted 2006, amended 2011) 

Tab 30 Cited at HP-3300.1.9.1 

 

  

 The Role of In-Store or Retail Health Clinics (Adopted 2007, reaffirmed 2012) 

Tab 31 Cited at HX-4700.3.0 

 

  

False or Deceptive Health Care Advertising (Adopted 2007, reaffirmed 2012) 

Tab 32 Cited at HP-3700.1.6 

 

  

 Acknowledging and Apologizing for Adverse Outcomes (Adopted 2007, reaffirmed 2012, amended 2013) 

Tab 33Cited at HP-3800.2.2 

 

  

 Routine Vaccination for Human Papillomavirus (Adopted 2008, amended 2012) 

Tab 34Cited at HX-4200.1.10 

 

 

 Health Disparities: Promoting the Equitable Treatment of All Patients(Adopted 2011)  

Tab 35Cited at BA-2200.2.1 

 

 

 Proliferation and Dispersal of Anti-personnel Weapons (Adopted 2012) 

Tab 36Cited at HX-4400.2.3 

 

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