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