PA Licensure Compact Update: Maine Becomes Ninth State to Enter PA Compact

April 23, 2024

Maine has officially adopted the PA Licensure Compact model legislation, L.D. 2043, bringing the total of states in the PA Licensure Compact to nine.

“We are thrilled with the overwhelming bipartisan support L.D. 2043, our PA compact bill, received in the legislature,” said Maine Association of Physician Assistants (MEAPA) President Kimberly Caldwell MPAS, PA-C.

Delaware, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Nebraska, Virginia, and Oklahoma previously have enacted the PA Compact model legislation.

The compact is now in the process of being operationalized, which will take anywhere from 18 to 24 months. Once operationalized, eligible PAs can then complete a single application to receive a compact privilege (which is equivalent to a license) from each compact state in which they intend to practice.

Other Pending Legislation

  • Tennessee (H.B. 1862)
  • Colorado (S.B. 24-018)
  • Michigan (H.B. 5117)
  • Minnesota (H.F. 2623 / S.F. 2394)
  • New Hampshire (S.B. 486)
  • New York (S.B. 7711 / A.B. 8172)
  • Ohio (S.B. 28)
  • Rhode Island (H.B. 7083)
  • Vermont (H.B. 572)

To learn more about the PA Licensure Compact, visit our page here.

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If you would like to advocate for the PA Compact in your state or more information of where your state may be in this process, contact your state chapter or your AAPA state liaison.

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