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    2019 Physician Assistant Advocacy Day

    The Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants (MAPA) invites you to join us for Physician Assistant Advocacy Day Monday, April 1stWelcoming remarks at 9:15am(All legislators present will be recognized) The Massachusetts State HouseGrand Staircase24 Beacon StBoston, MA 02133 Please join MAPA, Physician Assistants, and students from around th...
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    MAPA Files Bills for the 2019 Legislative Session

    View more information about the bills filed by clicking on the links below: S.1050/H.1686 An Act Relative to Physician Assistant Non-Competes S.1137/H.1709 An Act Enabling Physician Assistants to Authorize Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Holds...
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    How Can We Help Providers Better Address Opioid Use Disorder? Your Opinion Matters!

    Dear MAPA Members: Please share your perspective in this 15-20 minute survey. Made possible by funding from the GE Foundation and RIZE Massachusetts, Shatterproof, a national advocacy organization addressing stigma, and the Massachusetts Medical Society are partnering together to understand Massachusetts’ response to the opioid epidemic and t...
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    MAPA Does Not Support Question 1

    MAPA is not in support of Question 1, a ballot that will be on the November election for Massachusetts voters. To find out more about Question 1, please download the attachments below.   Question 1: The Impacts of Mandated Staffing Ratios – Flyer Question 1 Cost and Quality – Presentation  ...
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    MAPA Legislative Update – May 2018

    As you know, MAPA filed legislation this session, H.3205 and S.1085, An Act enabling physician assistants to authorize psychiatric and substance abuse holds, which would allow PAs to sign for Section 12 and Section 35 holds. These bills were granted an extended deadline until May 4th, but were ultimately sent to a study by the...