|Posted:||June 7, 2019 01:49 PM|
|From:||Senator Thomas H. Killion|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Physician Assistant Modernization of Practice|
|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.
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:
To accomplish the intent of the legislation we will need to amend both the Medical Practice Act and the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act. Therefore, we will be introducing two corresponding pieces of
Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation, and help to modernize and advance the practice of Physician Assistants.
Introduced as SB870