Updated PA Practice Act Removes Barriers for Nebraska PAs

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recently signed L.B. 755, which streamlined statutory language relating to PA practice and made changes allowing improved care to patients. Among other things, the law removes language stating that a PA is the agent of the PA’s supervising physician.
PA Academy of Vermont

Vermont Governor Signs Act Modernizing PA Practice

On July 1, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed S.128, an act that significantly improves PA practice in the state. The legislation was the result of years of hard work by the PA Academy of Vermont.
Florida Academy of PAs

New Florida Law Secures Critical Component of OTP for PAs

Priority legislation for the Florida Academy of PAs, HB 713, becomes law giving PAs a majority in the regulation of the profession, one of the pillars of Optimal Team Practice. The new law modifies the composition of the PA Council.

Streamlining PA Licensure in Your State

Since launching in Oklahoma in August 2017, the Uniform Application (UA) for PAs is now accepted by five medical and PA boards in four states (Maine allopathic and osteopathic, Montana, Oklahoma, and Washington allopathic). While this is a great start, in order for the UA to have as big an impact on the streamlining of…

Buprenorphine Waivers: Is Your State Ready?

Last July, Congress passed legislation to allow PAs to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction. However, outdated state laws may prevent some PAs from fully participating in this program. AAPA is working to get the most up-to-date information for PAs.

Constituent Organization Awards

The 2017 Outreach and Advocacy award winners were announced and presented during the Constituent Organization Leadership Forum at AAPA Conference 2017 in Las Vegas on May 17.