October 20, 2021
OK PAs Celebrate Major Victory in Getting OTP Element
May 27, 2020
On May 21, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed S.B. 1915. The legislation provides Oklahoma with an element of Optimal Team Practice (OTP) as it specifically allows for PAs to receive direct pay. The legislation also modernizes PA practice in Oklahoma by:
The Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants (OAPA) worked tirelessly on the passage of this legislation, which was its 2020 legislative priority.
“The OAPA leadership and I are excited about the passage of S.B. 1915. With the enactment of this legislation PAs will practice under a model that more accurately describes the PA-physician team. We will continue to work hard to further improve PA practice in Oklahoma,” said OAPA Leadership & Advocacy Liaison Allison Garrison, PA-C.
AAPA worked with OAPA on this effort by drafting the legislation, providing research, and awarding OAPA with grant funds to support passage of the legislation. S.B 1915 goes into effect 90 days from the governor’s signature.
For more information contact Shannon Morey, JD, AAPA director of State Advocacy and Outreach, at [email protected].