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

Monday, October 16, 2017   (1 Comments)
Posted by: MAPA Staff


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.  




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 to share your perspectives, information, patient care stories and ideas.



Sarah Berg (Crenshaw) says...
Posted Tuesday, July 2, 2019
I have work for Allina for 17 years in FP. My supervising physician sat me down again last week and let me know, again, how she is 'uncomfortable with the wording ' in our current delegation agreement. Humiliating. She shouldn't have to take responsibility for me. Allina still requires PAs to 1. Have charts cosigned OR 2. Review 5 charts a week with a Supervising Physician and quarterly review. Legal won't change this despite state law because of the wording in our delegation agreement. 'Too much risk'. I tried to get a job last year closer to home, within Allina. Two clinics hired new NP outside Allina and expressed off and on the books 'not comfortable with PA's'. It was an eye opening and heartbreaking experience. Please lets change wording to 'collaborative' yesterday and pursue OTP aggressively now. Our profession requires this. I hope I can withstand the rising waters until then. Please let me know how I can help.

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