American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • AAPA Launches News Center on NCCPA’s Recertification Exam Proposal

    AAPA Launches News Center on NCCPA’s Recertification Exam Proposal

    Stay up to date on the latest news and resources on NCCPA's proposed changes to its recertification process at the AAPA News Center: NCCPA’s PANRE Proposal.Learn more
  • Be a Leader for PAs

    Be a Leader for PAs

    Bring your vision and leadership to the PA profession by serving on AAPA’s Board of Directors. Submit your candidate application no later than Feb. 15!Apply today
  • Galaxy Registration Is Open!

    Galaxy Registration Is Open!

    Earn up to 28.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits, plus 3 FREE Self-Assessment CME credits online, while learning the latest in orthopaedics. Don’t miss the popular hands-on Splinting and Casting Workshop. AAPA members save extra!Register Today
  • Just Released! AAPA 2016 Preliminary Program

    Just Released! AAPA 2016 Preliminary Program

    Explore everything AAPA 2016 has to offer – from 240+ hours of CME and hands-on workshops to networking events and a career fair. And get the best deal when you register with Early Bird rates!REGISTER TODAY
  • Free Job Placement Services for PAs

    Free Job Placement Services for PAs

    Let us help you find your dream position with our personalized, nationwide career search service from the AAPA Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management and trusted professional staffing firm The Lyle Group.Get Started
  • Applications are now open for AAPA Awards

    Applications are now open for AAPA Awards

    Do you know an exceptional PA who demonstrates exemplary service to the PA profession and the community? Encourage them to apply for an AAPA Award.APPLY TODAY

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PAs in the News

Legislation Marks New Era for PAs in New Jersey

January 28, 2016 – On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed S1184. The legislation will result in PAs in the Garden State gaining three additional Key Elements of a Modern PA Practice Act, bringing New Jersey’s total to five! More

Washington State Clarifies PA Authority Regarding Restraint and Seclusion

January 26, 2016 – On January 19, the State of Washington enacted rules clarifying that PAs may exercise the same authority as physicians regarding restraint and seclusion of patients in private psychiatric hospitals. The rules provide that PAs and psychiatric ARNPs in private psychiatric hospitals may authorize the use of restraint and seclusion and may examine the patient and renew the order.More