New Federal Rule Allows PAs at OTPs to Order Methadone

On February 2, SAMHSA and HHS issued a new final rule that changes the definition of providers who are able to order the dispensing of methadone at opioid treatment programs, consistent with DEA licensing and state law, to include PAs at opioid treatment programs.

AAPA Joins Amicus Brief to Protect PA Practice

Together with the Association of PAs in Obstetrics and Gynecology (APAOG), the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNW), and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH), AAPA has joined an amicus brief regarding a court case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that has been appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).