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A Day in the Life of a PA in Orthopaedic Express Care

PA Chuck Dowell talks about a typical day as lead PA for an orthopaedic, urgent care-type clinic. He also recommends attending the AAPA/AAOS Musculoskeletal Galaxy Conference—a good fit for PAs in any specialty who are treating orthopaedic injuries.

PA Licensure Compact Update: Model Legislation Clears West Virginia Senate

After seven states have enacted the compact model legislation, the compact will be activated and begin the process to operationalize the compact and be able to give out privileges to practice.

State Advocacy Days: Update and Progress in Participating States

With legislatures across the country in session, it’s the season of state advocacy days. Congratulations to all state chapters who have held successful events at your capitols! 

PAs Create Program to Boost Representation of Black Men in the PA Profession

To address the low percentage of Black men in the PA profession, PAs Lucy Kibe and Samuel Paik established the Empowering Diversity, Growth, and Excellence (EDGE-PA) program to offer tools and mentorship to potential PA students.

AAPA, APAOG Join Nursing Organizations in Opposing PA Practice Restrictions in Montana

AAPA recently joined the Association of Physician Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology (APAOG), the Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH), and the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) in an amicus brief in a case before the Montana Supreme Court.

New Federal Rule Allows PAs at OTPs to Order Methadone

On February 2, SAMHSA and HHS issued a new final rule that changes the definition of providers who are able to order the dispensing of methadone at opioid treatment programs, consistent with DEA licensing and state law, to include PAs at opioid treatment programs.

New Study Published in Journal of Medical Regulation Affirms Removing Barriers to PA Practice Improves Patient Access to High-quality Care

Removing barriers to physician associate/assistant (PA) practice improves access to high-quality, cost-effective care and maintains patient safety, according to an article published today in the Journal of Medical Regulation (JMR).  

AAPA Joins Amicus Brief to Protect PA Practice

Together with the Association of PAs in Obstetrics and Gynecology (APAOG), the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNW), and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH), AAPA has joined an amicus brief regarding a court case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that has been appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).

During Her First Marathon, PA Melissa Volpe Stopped to Save the Life of a Fellow Runner

PA Melissa Volpe was approaching mile 13 of the Richmond Marathon in Virginia when she saw another runner on the ground. She sprinted to the scene and led a group in giving CPR. From this experience, Volpe found a new goal: advocating for widespread CPR training and the use of automated external defibrillators to improve outcomes for people who experience cardiac arrest.