Aug
01
Washington State Expands PA Practice
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Gov. Jay Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee, above, signed the law in May. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

The Puget Sound Business Journal reports on a new Washington law taking effect this week that improves patient access to quality healthcare in the state.

The law improves physician-PA ratios, removes the on-site physician requirement and calls for modernization of physician assistant regulations in the state.

“This legislation allows PAs in Washington to provide medical care to more patients in need, and will allow more PAs to practice in Washington communities,” said Leanne Brink, PA-C, Washington Academy of Physician Assistants president. “This team approach is an efficient and cost-effective way to expand access to high-quality medical care.”

Read the full article and a press release from the American Academy of Physician Assistants on the law.

See also: Missouri PA Discusses Recent Legislation on NPR

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