Attending town hall meetings is a great way to make contact with your officials.Check out this step-by-step guide to prepare for participation in a town hall meeting.
PA laws and regulations have come a long way in the past 50 years. States are improving patient access to healthcare and this includes tearing down barriers to PA practice, which is governed by the PA practice law and rules, as well as by sections of health law that govern specific aspects of healthcare.
A House of Delegates action that updated the “Guidelines for State Regulation of PAs” provides numerous opportunities for states to advance the PA profession.
It is fairly common for a major legislative effort to get stalled. When this happens, your CO must sit down and answer some tough questions. Here is what to consider if your advocacy efforts hit a bump in the road.
Licensing procedures for PAs vary widely from state to state. Learn how different state requirements can be and how your state compares.
Establishing a relationship with an elected official can boost your advocacy impact. Learn how to make a personal connection with legislators.
As state budgets increase and patients continue to expect quality care, an expanded role for PAs offers unique solutions that state policymakers cannot afford to ignore when formulating state budgets. Consider investigating your state’s budget process as a vehicle for language to remove PA practice barriers.
Don’t let the hard work you poured into improving your state PA practice act be undone by lousy administrative rules. Major amendments to state laws – especially those that modernize the PA practice act – almost always require an update to the PA regulations.