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PAs in Kentucky Celebrate the Closing of the Great Divide Between Their State and All Other PA Practice Jurisdictions

A major victory has been achieved for PAs and their patients in Kentucky, which also marks a monumental milestone in the history of the profession. The enactment of HB 135 will finally authorize PAs in the state to prescribe controlled medications.

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Federal COVID-19 Emergency Legislation Authorizes PAs to Order Home Health Services

President signs legislation authorizing PAs and NPs to order home healthcare services for Medicare patients (in a manner consistent with state law). With the ability to order home health services, PAs can help to free up hospital beds for COVID-19 patients.

Washington State Enacts Improvements to PA Practice Laws

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has signed HB 2378 enacting several improvements for PA practice in the state including the removal of requirements for Commission approval of practice agreements and Commission approval for PA practice in remote sites.

PA Resources for COVID-19; Share Your Story with Us

PAs are a vital part of the healthcare provider response to COVID-19. To help you easily find resources for your practice, here are resources all on one page: COVID-19 Resource Center. In addition to offering resources, we also want to hear from you.

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AAPA Commends Senate for Including Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act in COVID-19 Emergency Legislation

AAPA applauds the U.S. Senate for passing the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (S. 296/H.R. 2150) as an inclusion in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the “CARES Act” (H.R. 748).

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COVID-19 Response: AAPA Actively Working to Remove State Practice Barriers

As PAs are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, AAPA is partnering with state PA chapters to remove state barriers that prevent PAs from fully practicing to the top of their education, training, and experience.

For These Three PAs, Volunteering Leads to Meaningful Impacts

Healthcare services that PAs provide to communities free of charge often offer the biggest payback. Whether helping homeless populations, assisting in disaster recovery efforts, or caring for the uninsured, PAs volunteer their time and talents to help those less fortunate.

Maine Legislature Fast-Tracks PA Legislation to Help Combat COVID-19

Maine’s governor signed LD 1660, an Act to Improve Access to Physician Assistant Care, to help address the public health crisis of COVID-19 in Maine. It was under consideration before the legislature adjourned indefinitely. This was Maine Association of PAs top legislative priority.

Iowa Governor Signs Comprehensive Legislation to Improve PA Practice

Iowa PAs will be able to provide increased access to healthcare thanks to the enactment of S.F. 2357. This new law makes several changes to the PA practice act and associated rules which remove numerous burdens on PAs practicing in the state.

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