PAFT In Action

04/17/2017  PAFT Actions for West Virginia

The governor of West Virginia recently vetoed West Virginia Senate Bill 347, legislation to modernize WV's PA practices, after it was passed unanimously in both houses of the WV legislature. 

PAFT sent a letter to the governor asking him to reverse his veto within the 15-day period he has to take that action.  PAFT also sent a letter to the leaders of both WV houses asking them to include SB347 in a special session for the majority vote required to override if the governor doesn't reverse his veto.  

Content of both letters are available here on our website.  

01/16/2017  PAFT Supports FPAR

PAFT unequivocally supports the advances in policy for Full Practice Authority and Responsibility proposed by the AAPA Joint Task Force on PA Practice Authority.

01/2017  PAFT Responds to Clinical Advisor Editorial

PAFT responded to Jim Anderson's editorial critique, "The future of PA practice authority".

09/28/2016  Open Letter to Los Angeles Fire Department

PAFT challenges Los Angeles Fire Department position of utilizing exclusively NPs on community response units.  

01/2016  PAFT Comments on NCCPA Recertification Proposal

PAFT responds to NCCPA request for commentary on proposed recertification process model.  

11/16/2015  PAFT Response to ACEPnow editorial

On 9/14/15, The Editor-in-Chief of ACEPnow published an editorial on physician shortages and the Advanced Practice Providers.  The editor interviewed Dr Steven Stack, the first Emergency Physician to serve as President of the American Medical Association.  The Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants commented on the article.

6/17/14  Open Letter to New York Senators

See how PAFT takes on the proposal that would allow foreign medical graduates to be deemed equivalent to and able to practice as PAs.

5/22/14  Open Letter to Missouri Governor

Your PAFT Board of Directors has been active behalf of you and your profession.  The legislature of Missouri recently passed a bill, now awaiting Governor Nixon's signature, that creates an "assistant physician."  According to this bill, the position of "assistant physician" is a graduate of a medical school that did not get matched for residency.  The bill also states that for CMS billing, these "assistant physicians" bill as a PA.  PAFT sent the following letter to the Governor, after coordinating with Paul Winter, PA-C, president of the Missouri Academy.

Click the above link to see the letter.  For more information on the underlying subject visit PAsConnect

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