June 9, 2021
Law Creates PA Affiliated Credentialing Board
March 31, 2021
On March 26, Wisconsin PAs celebrated the enactment of long-awaited updates to their state’s PA practice act when Governor Tony Evers signed Act 23 into law. This legislation, which is the product of over five years of diligent work by the Wisconsin Academy of PAs (WAPA) will:
Act 23 had made significant headway in 2020 but was indefinitely postponed due to a disruption in legislative operations during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, when the 2021 session convened, the groundwork laid by WAPA and its lobbying team in the prior year allowed Act 23 to quickly pass by unanimous votes in both the General Assembly and Senate.
WAPA worked with the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Wisconsin Medical Society, and numerous health systems and other employers in crafting Act 23. AAPA assisted WAPA by providing research, drafting, grassroots, and communications assistance as well as multi-year grant funding.
Act 23 becomes effective one year after publication (March 27, 2021), and the repeal of current rules will occur in April 2022. For additional information on Act 23, the full version of the bill is available here.