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On May 19th, Gov. Mark Dayton signed House File 1036, which removes statutory language mandating a PA-physician ratio of no greater than 5:1. This makes Minnesota the fifth state to achieve all of AAPA’s Six Key Elements of a Modern PA Practice Act! The bill also removes administrative burden for PAs starting practice by changing the Notice of Intent to Practice that had to be submitted PRIOR to practice to a Practice Location Notification, which must be filling within 30 days AFTER starting practice. In addition, the law includes a provision requiring the removal of the apostrophe “s” anywhere where “physician’s assistant” is present to the correct term “physician assistant”.

The law became effective August 1st.

This legislation is the result of the hard work and advocacy efforts of the Minnesota Academy of PAs and AAPA over the last several years.

MAPA still has work to do as we continue to advocate for all Minnesota PAs.

How can you help? Become a member or renew your membership! MAPA is your voice to promote Minnesota PA practice when health care legislation is proposed on the state level. Remember – AAPA promotes national PA issues and MAPA promotes PAs on the state level – both are important!. Your membership dues provide vital funds to continue these efforts.

Click here for a timeline of past legislative accomplishments thanks to MAPA’s efforts.

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