Missouri PAs Celebrate Legislative Successes

Missouri PAs are celebrating the recent enactment of two important bills which will increase access for patients in need of psychiatric care and treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), and reduce administrative barriers faced by PAs serving rural and underserved populations.

Rhode Island Enacts PA-Positive Bills

PAs in Rhode Island will have greater ability to authorize care for their patients thanks to the enactment of two new laws. These important changes were the product of a collaborative effort between the RIAPA and the Rhode Island State Nurses Association.

Connecticut Eliminates Ratio Restriction

With the recent enactment of Public Act No. 18-168 (HB 5163), Connecticut eliminated the restriction on the number of PAs with whom a physician may practice.

Louisiana Enacts Improvements to PA Practice Laws

Louisiana PAs are celebrating the enactment of a new law which removes an outdated requirement for prescriptive authority and increases the number of PAs with whom a physician may practice. Act 475 was signed on May 23, and becomes effective on August 1.