WNYPAA | P.O. Box 471 | Williamsville, NY 14231

New York State Society of Physician Assistants WNY District 



WNYPAA members,

NYSSPA works behind the scene daily for the welfare of our profession. We would not be practicing under such liberal laws if it were not for our many representatives and lobbyists. In NY State our profession has excelled over the past several years to have abolished the counter signature, Schedule ll laws and the ability to sign death certificates, with NYSSPA's efforts.

For $170, help NYSSPA continue to secure and advance the practice environment for PAs. Protect your future! Protect your career! Enhance the care you can provide to patients! 

Donna Anderson PA-C

NYSSPA District D Director 

Help NYSSPA Grow to 2020 in 2020 

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:

• 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


·         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