2020 State Advocacy and Communications Planning

As many state legislatures are winding down their 2019 sessions, it’s not too early to develop and refine advocacy and communications plans for the 2020 state legislative session. Barriers to PA practice can exist in statute, regulation or in policies of regulatory agencies. AAPA is eager to work with its constituent organizations (COs) to improve […]

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…

PA Practice During a Disaster or Emergency: Are You Prepared?

As communities continue to recover from hurricanes, the aftermath of these storms serves as an important reminder about PA ability to lawfully practice during a disaster or an emergency. Although PAs have the medical proficiency and desire to care for those affected by natural and man-made disasters, state laws and regulations often prevent PAs from…

Not Going for OTP? We’ve got you covered!

Optimal team practice, or OTP, is shaping the advocacy agenda of many constituent organizations (COs) across the country. However, AAPA recognizes that it may not be the right time or environment for your CO to pursue OTP and that’s OK, there are still plenty of other advocacy initiatives that your CO could work on with…