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Optimal Team Practice (OTP) – MAPA’s Work Begins

Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephany Oceguera
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So what does AAPAs Guidelines for State Regulation mean for the practicing PA in MN?  An AAPA policy is a goal, a vision and collective statement regarding the PA profession. It does not change state or federal practice laws.  MAPA, as the state academy and constituent organization of AAPA, now has national support to advance an intentional and specific process to move forward with measures outlined in OTP.  There will be numerous meetings with legislators, regulatory bodies, state departments, healthcare organizations, physician groups and other healthcare related groups that may be impacted by or present concerns regarding these measures. MAPA’s leadership is ready to have these conversations.  This will be a monumental and complicated series of tasks and will not happen over-night.  MAPA has a strong legislative committee formed to ensure we are approaching this work from a focused and informed position to provide the greatest chance of creating positive change for our profession and for the benefit of the patients we care for and those that desperately need our care.  

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

BE A MAPA MEMBER AND ENCOURAGE YOUR FELLOW PAs TO JOIN AS WELL!!!!!!!

We have strength in numbers and the larger the MAPA membership list the more legislators will listen.   

Tell us your experiences and practice stories. MAPA specifically needs to hear from you on the following:

  1. What barriers would OTP reduce or remove if it became law?  
    • Specifically provide examples of patient care needs not being met as a result of current regulatory restrictions if possible.  
  2. Have there been any conversations from leaders in your organization about OTP?
  3. Have you seen any changes – positive or negative – regarding employment, patient care or leadership structures in your setting as a result of the 2015 NP independent practice law change?
  4. Who in your organization could MAPA connect with to discuss OTP- either in support or in opposition as both aspects need to be understood? 
  5. How might you be able to help with the efforts to make OTP a reality?  

We have established a specific email to receive input from the PAs of MN – please use MAPA.Advocate@gmail.com to share your perspectives, information, patient care stories and ideas.

  


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