Advocacy Central

AAPA works to advance the profession and promote quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness in patient-centered healthcare. Our advocacy engagement includes initiatives related to the federal, state and grassroots levels.

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AAPA issue briefs cover a wide range of topics that are important to PAs and PA practice.
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Provide quality care without burdensome administrative constraints.
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PA-PAC provides a means for PAs to participate in the political process on a national level.

Resources

Advocacy Action Center

Communicate with legislators on PA priority issues.

Advocacy Action Center

Advocacy Contacts

Contact AAPA staff in the Advocacy and Government Relations department.

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State Map – Six Key Elements

How your state measures up to the Six Key Elements of a modern PA practice act.

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Store Books

Purchase the definitive guides to PA state laws and reimbursement.

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Advocacy News

Wyoming Landmark Legislation a Victory for PAs and Patients

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed legislation that repeals requirements for PAs to have a specific relationship with a physician or other provider in order to practice. The new law also recognizes PAs’ ability to practice medicine consistent with their education, training, and experience.

Wisconsin Enacts Long-Awaited PA Practice Act Updates

Wisconsin PAs celebrated the enactment of long-awaited updates to their state’s PA practice act when Governor Tony Evers signed Act 23 into law. This legislation is the product of over five years of diligent work by the Wisconsin Academy of PAs.

Idaho Enacts Improvements to PA Practice Act

Idaho Governor Brad Little signed legislation last week that gives PAs greater flexibility to meet the needs of patients without unnecessary administrative and regulatory burdens. SB 1093, led by the Idaho Academy of PAs, moves to a collaborative practice environment for PAs.

Utah PAs Celebrate Enactment of Major PA Modernization Legislation

PAs in Utah are celebrating the enactment of landmark PA modernization legislation in the state that will now allow PAs to practice without physician supervision. Senate Bill 27 enacts a number of improvements to PA practice in Utah.

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