HAPA News Updates 
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

HAPA Membership Registration

The online membership link is active again.

NCCPA lobbies against PA sponsored legislation in 3 states

NCCPA responds to PA concerns with change to CME requirements.

Effective immediately, self-assessment CME and PI-CME are no longer required.

NATIONAL NEWS RELEVANT TO ALL PAs

Two years of study and deliberation about the recertification exam process came to a close this month when the NCCPA Board of Directors decided to make no further changes at this time. The Board agreed that the modifications announced in August represent the totality of the  change resulting from its comprehensive assessment of NCCPA recertification processes and analysis of stakeholder feedback sought over the past 18 months.

 

AAPA OPPOSED HIGH STAKES RECERTIFICATION TESTING

 

HAPA SUBMITTED POSITION PAPER TO NCCPA

FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY CHANGED TO OPTIMAL TEAM PRACTICE

CERTIFIED PAs MYTHS AND FACTS

SB 805 BECOMES LAW

Removes the sunset provision from Act 255, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, relating to the definitions of "the practice of nursing as a licensed practical nurse" and "the
practice of nursing as a registered nurse".

AAPA Revises Model State Legislation for PAs

AAPA’s Advocacy Commission recently approved an update to AAPA’s Model State Legislation for PAs (Model Law). The revisions were drafted by a diverse seven-member workgroup of PA volunteers over the course of several months. Generally, the updates modernize the language used to describe the profession and PA practice. Revisions include replacing the term “supervision” with “collaboration.” 

The improved Model Law can be viewed in full hereand will serve as a guide for states looking to update PA laws and regulations. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AAPA vice president of constituent organization outreach and advocacy. Revision of the Hawaii Administrative Rules and Hawaii Revised Statute to reflect these changes will be a goal for HAPA in the coming year.

 SCHEDULE II DRUG PRESCRIBING

MEMBERSHIP

Please join or renew your membership and support HAPA in 2016. HAPA has been representing PAs in Hawaii for over 25 years! We have Secure Online Membership registration and payment. HAPA dues are among the lowest in the country at $50/year. We haven't raised our dues in 20 years, because we want to encourage membership. HAPA is an all volunteer organization.

HAPA MEMBERS GET DISCOUNTS ON CONFERENCE COSTS!


Some ask why we should support a state organization.

Situations, like the one that Hawaii PAs faced this year re: schedule II drugs, are just one reason to support HAPA, but HAPA needs your support even when things are going well.

HAPA has represented Hawaii PAs for over 25 years and has been instrumental in working with the community, physicians, legislators and the Hawaii Medical Board in protecting PAs scope of practice and moving the profession forward with changing times. Additionally we are the State Constituent Organization working in partnership with the AAPA. The Partnership in State Advocacy has given a national voice and support of the national organization, which adds credibility to our concerns.  Please support HAPA through membership.

 

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