2019 Legislative Executive Summary

The PA-Physician relationship has undergone change, where patient-centered care is shared and the care plan jointly determined.  The PA profession has grown and proven itself; when in the remote past it may have been critically watched and directed, the practice standard now is jointly determined care with collaboration.  The term supervision is outdated and has been misunderstood in the administrative world, risking disenfranchisement.  The term collaboration will ensure ongoing communication between the PA and Physician team, ensuring the delivery of safe, cost-effective, and quality health care that the patients we serve will benefit from.

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