What’s an LPN to do?

December 2015 The healthcare landscape is constantly evolving and expanding access to care for patients. Sometimes laws and regulations don’t keep up with these changes – and it’s not always the obvious areas of laws and regulations, like your state’s PA practice act, that need changing. One such area is within the healthcare team –…

Recent FTC Actions Regarding Anticompetitive Behavior

The FTC has spoken, but what does it all mean? Following the February decision by the Supreme Court in N.C. State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, which found that immunity from Sherman Act antitrust laws does not automatically apply to state boards, FTC staff recently released its guidance on the matter.

Write a Letter to the Editor – Have Your Voice Heard (and Read)!

One of the most effective ways to advocate for the PA profession and get your voice heard is through a letter to the editor in your local paper. This can sometimes seem daunting, but we are here to assist you in writing a letter to the editor that will make an impact and get published!

Studies on the PA Profession Enhance Your Advocacy Case

A recent article published in the journal Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, highlights the value and productivity of PAs. The article discusses the findings of a pilot study on provider value that surveyed family medicine practices across the country.

Observers at Regulatory Meetings are an Essential Element for Success

State chapters should send an observer to each meeting of the agency that regulates PA practice. If a state has a PA Advisory Committee to the medical board, the chapter should ensure that an observer is present at both the meetings of the advisory committee and those of the medical board.

Enacting the Model State Legislation

As many state legislatures wind down, it’s time start thinking about implementing the revised Model Law in your state in 2017. Strategy for implementation will vary from state to state, based on a variety of factors, including CO capacity and external support.

Incorporate AAPA’s Issue Briefs into Your Advocacy

September 2016 AAPA is constantly creating and updating resources and materials for COs to utilize in their advocacy efforts. When visiting with a legislator or regulator, you’ll want to leave behind literature to reinforce the issues important to the PA profession. The next time you have a hill day, host a legislator, or attend a…

A Lawyer for Your Chapter

October 2016 Every state chapter needs a lawyer. This does not mean that you need to retain an expensive firm. However, you must have someone that you can call on to assist when nothing short of a lawyer will do. Some chapters utilize their lawyer to assist with issues related to operating as a nonprofit,…

State Laws Matter and State Law Matters

June 2015 – Review the presentation provided by the CO Outreach and Advocacy team at AAPA Conference 2015. This session provided an overview on key state law matters, a review of the Six Key Elements of a Modern PA Practice Act and numerous tips to aid in becoming a stronger PA advocate.