No. Changing the profession’s title does not change what PAs do or impact a PA’s scope of practice. PAs know what their scope of practice is; they are educated to recognize when circumstances call for consultation, collaboration, and/or referral.
PA scope of practice should be based on the PA’s medical education, training, license, experience, and competencies. In addition, a PA’s scope of practice is determined by state law, employer facilities policies, and the immediate needs of the patients served by the practice.