States Lift More Hurdles To Physician Assistants

Like nurse practitioners, barriers to PAs are falling for a variety of reasons, including a doctor shortage and general comfort patients have with being treated by someone other than a physician.

from Forbes

An unprecedented number of regulatory hurdles are falling for physician assistants seeking more autonomy in their efforts to treat patients. In some cases, states are easing barriers that in the past led to redundant tasks or slowed the ability of patients to get the care they needed in a timely fashion. Such changes to regulations or scope of practice laws are taking effect this year as the result of state legislative sessions completed this summer.

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