|Posted:||October 21, 2019 04:19 PM|
|From:||Representative Curtis G. Sonney|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Modernizing Physician Assistant Practices|
|In the near future, I will introduce legislation that would help Physician Assistants work and practice with increased efficiency in Pennsylvania. Physician Assistants are a critical piece of the healthcare team. Their education and training is in the medical model and provides both physicians and patients with an excellent resource for healthcare.
In 2013, as prime sponsor of Act 100 and 101, we tried to alleviate many of the problems with the Medical Boards and are still experiencing horrible backlogs with the written agreements. In order to permanently fix this critical problem that is forcing our best students out of state, I believe that it is most practical to join with 36 other states who have agreements filed and create an immediate path for qualified licensed Physician Assistants to practice.
Pennsylvania is one of the premier states for Physician Assistant education, but lags behind legislatively for practicing Pennsylvania Physician Assistants. With this modernization, Pennsylvania will encourage a diverse range of medical professionals across the healthcare delivery system. This legislation will allow for modernization for physician assistants to practice while maintaining their role under supervising physicians.
My legislation will do the following:
Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation and help to modernize and advance the practice of Physician Assistants.
Introduced as HB1998
|Description:||*updates Osteopathic Medical Act|
Introduced as HB1997
|Description:||*updates Medical Practice Act|