American Academy of Physician Assistants
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PAs in the News

Sobel Elected AAPA Secretary-Treasurer

September 3, 2015 − Jonathan Sobel, PA-C, MBA, DFAAPA, FAPACVS, of Rockville Centre, New York, is the new American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) secretary-treasurer. Sobel will fill the vacancy created when former Secretary-Treasurer Josanne Pagel was elected as the Academy’s president-elect. He will serve in the post through June 30, 2016.More

California Authorizes PAs to Sign POLST Forms

August 24, 2015 – On Aug. 17, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 637, which authorizes PAs and NPs to sign POLST forms. This bill increases access to healthcare providers to discuss and document a patient’s end-of-life decisions regarding resuscitative and life-sustaining measures. The California Academy of PAs supported the bill, which was cosponsored by the California Medical Association and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.More