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New York State Society of Physician Assistants WNY District 



Help NYSSPA Grow to 2020 in 2021

Did you know that there are 14,000 practicing PAs in New York state? Are you aware that only 900 of them are NYSSPA members? Help us change that - advocate for the only organization that specifically advocates for PAs and our profession in the state of New York. 

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Member support has allowed the NYSSPA to accomplish the following:

• NYSSPA has ensured that PAs are listed as signatories on MOLST forms as the result of a legislative success for PAs.

• Successfully worked with Gov. Coumo on the Executive Order (EO) enacted in March 2020 sets aside the need for a PA to have a supervising physician has been extended until March 16, 2021

• Successful lobbying for and passage of the Re-statement of Physician Assistant Practice Act
• Successfully lobbied for the legislative removal of the 24-hour Countersignature Requirement for PAs
• Secured DEA Licensure for the PA privilege to prescribe Schedule II-V Medications
• Protected Physician Assistants’ rights to First Assist in surgery
• Obtained Licensure for Physician Assistants from the Department of Education
• Awarded over $60,000 in PA student scholarships over the past decade
• Supported appointment of a PA Representative on the board of the OPMC

Representation in Albany: NYSSPA’s lobbying firm is one of the most well-respected firms in NYS and boasts significant success in the healthcare delivery space. A competent and successful lobbying firm costs money; the NYSSPA Board is putting your membership dollars to good use.

PAC monies are used to support legislators who support a positive PA practice environment, PAC monies cannot come from membership dues. NYSSPA has several Bills pending in the current legislative session.

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·         We are no longer RPA-C please remove this title from your credentials if they are still there and utilize PA-C

·         Optimum team practice is rolling out throughout the US, Idaho is the first state that has officially adopted this practice. PAs no longer need to have a supervising physician, they are independent practitioners, although they still foster a relationship with Physicians.

·         NCCPA continues to work on a name change, we should not refer to ourselves as “mid level providers” we can call ourselves “Advance Practice Providers”.  Physicians are no longer referring to themselves as “providers” they would prefer to be known as “physicians” rather than providers, as to not confuse the public on what and whom they are.

·         We lost our bid for the fluoroscopy bill, there were many who sent letter to Albany, but it was still voted down, we will attempt in the next legislature time frame.



New York State Society of Physician Assistants
251 New Karner Road, Suite 10A
Albany, NY 12205