States Tally 2018 Wins for PAs

State Chapters and AAPA Improve Practice Environment

July 16, 2018

This year is shaping up to be another banner year for state legislative and regulatory wins that help improve PA practice. To date, more than half of all states have made some improvement to PA practice. Here is specific news from 14 states that have made improvements that: replace the word “supervision” with “collaboration,” remove barriers, expand PA prescriptive authority or ability to use telemedicine, amend laws to enable greater psychiatric care, help PAs get reimbursed for services, or change the ratio of PAs working with physicians. Thanks to all of the PAs, AAPA State Chapters, and AAPA advocacy staff who helped make it happen!

Oklahoma: Loan Repayment and Scholarship Opportunities for PA Students

Louisiana: Removes Requirement for Prescriptive Authority; Increases PA/Physician Ratio

graphic illustrates legislative wins

Kansas: PA Telemedicine Services Covered by Insurers

DC: Removes Requirement for Board Approval of Delegation Agreements

Kentucky: PAs Added to the Definition of Qualified Mental Health Professional

Maryland: Authorizes PAs to Prepare and Dispense Medications

Tennessee: Language for PA/Physician Practice Changed to Collaboration

Utah: Allows PAs to Certify Death

New Mexico and Wisconsin: Remove Barriers to PAs Prescribing Buprenorphine

New Mexico: Medical Board Adopts Updated PA Rules

Connecticut: Eliminates Ratio Restriction

Rhode Island: News Laws authorize Care for Patients