Full Practice Authority and Responsibility

FPAR Survey Released – Click here if you didn’t receive it

At the request of the AAPA Board of Directors and House of Delegates, the Joint Task Force on the Future of PA Practice Authority is working to develop a new AAPA policy proposal for consideration at the May 2017 House of Delegates meeting.

The task force believes that AAPA policy should:

  • Emphasize the PA profession’s continued commitment to team-based practice.
  • Support the elimination of provisions in laws and regulations that require a PA to have and/or report a supervisory, collaborating or other specific relationship with a physician in order to practice.
  • Advocate for the establishment of autonomous state boards, with a voting membership comprised of a majority PAs, to license, regulate, and discipline PAs.
  • Ensure that PAs are eligible to be reimbursed directly by public and private insurance

To learn more about the issue and the task force proposal, please review the information below.  The task force welcomes your feedback via email (fparfeedback@aapa.org) or on Huddle.

The Joint Task Force has developed a survey to gather your input on Full Practice Authority and Responsibility. The survey was e-mailed to all PAs and PA students (member or nonmember) on January 12, 2017. If you didn't receive it, click here to let us know.