July 21, 2021
May 8, 2017
PAs in Mississippi celebrated key improvements to their PA rules this spring when new regulations were adopted by the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (MSBML). MSBML, the Mississippi State Medical Association, and the Mississippi Academy of PAs (MAPA), worked together to promote the revision. AAPA staff supported MAPA’s advocacy by preparing draft changes, position statements, and comprehensive research.
Mississippi’s new rules, which went into effect on April 17, made a number of significant improvements to PA licensure procedures and practice in the state. The new rules also give Mississippi its third element of the Six Key Elements of a Modern PA Practice Act. These changes include:
The updated rules will make licensure easier for new PAs as well as experienced PAs moving to the state. They will also allow PAs to have more responsibility for their own practice by emphasizing the importance of the PA Advisory Committee and removing physician-centric licensure requirements. For more information on the updated rules or PA practice in Mississippi, contact Erika Miller, director, constituent organization outreach and advocacy.