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.
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.