PAs are a vital part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You are likely working long hours and putting your own health at risk for your patients. AAPA thanks you for all you are doing to address this global health crisis.
We will be adding new tools and resources to this page to help you continue to practice medicine safely and effectively, while keeping your own health in mind.
During COVID-19 Pandemic, AAPA calls on Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration leadership to permanently ensure the VA’s PA workforce is empowered to practice to the top of their education, training and experience.
In a letter sent to all 50 governors, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar urged governors to extend the capacity of their states’ healthcare workforces, including PAs, to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated another round of regulatory relief on March 30 aimed at increasing the ability of PAs, other health professionals and hospitals to deliver needed care to patients during the COVID-19 crisis.