Nevada Academy of Physician AssistantsBen Prohaska2015-03-01T15:21:17-08:00
LATEST FOLLOW UP ON LEGISLATIVE CHANGES: SB 116
February 16, 2015
Dear PA Constituents;
SB 116 was pulled from the Labor, Commerce and Energy (LC) Committee agenda this morning. It was scheduled to be heard before the committee this Wednesday Morning. This is not unheard of in the legislative process, and it may appear again on the LC schedule before the close of the legislative session. I am on the notification list for the LC Committee with the Nevada State Senate and will be monitoring this issue closely. When it changes, you will receive another email notification. I would like to thank everyone who has responded by emailing senators, and by writing opposition commentary on the senate website. After meeting with the senators today, I can tell you without question that they are well aware of the groundswell of PA and physician opposition to this bill.
NAPA is your organization. We work for you. We want to be strong advocates for PAs practice in the state of Nevada. Please consider joining NAPA at nevadapa.com if you are not already a member. We need your voice. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Cameron Byers, PA-C
Nevada Academy of Physician Assistants
Director at Large
Government Affairs Committee-Chair
Nevada Academy of Physician Assistants is dedicated to the promotion of our profession in Nevada, and we need your support for our continued growth. Every Physician Assistant in Nevada is important. We are a strong organization with strength in numbers and support.
NAPA is the only Physician Assistant organization in Nevada actively promoting the PA profession via public education efforts.
NAPA advocates for the PAs in Nevada and there is strength in numbers. With more NAPA members, comes more influence. We are in need of hiring a Lobbyist to fight against a recent BDR submitted to Carson City to restrict PA practice. Your membership is needed. Healthcare reform in Nevada is inevitable and will affect PAs hopefully for the better. We need NAPA in Carson City discussing the national impact on state healthcare and how it will influence you and your practice. We need you behind us.
NAPA is aggressively lobbying to protect our profession in Carson City and with the NSBME to help enact legislation that promotes our profession and the physician/PA team concept, and legislation to promote and protect the health of Nevada citizens. We are against any new legislation that restricts our profession.
NAPA is now recognized as a well respected voice for PAs at all levels of local and state government offices.
NAPA is recognized by the AAPA, NSMA, NSBME, and the AMA and other health care groups as the only representative of the PA profession in our state.
Representation in the AAPA House of Delegates.
Most up-to-date information on the PA profession thru our newsletter.
We now have an exceptional website that is updated daily with a wealth of information on state issues, the PA profession, the latest news and information for PAs and students in Nevada, and we have the largest PA career center of any on-line site for Nevada. Our online membership directory is coming together; we are working on a center for mentoring and precepting opportunities.
Access to a NAPA members only section of our website.
We schedule well organized regional dinners for PAs for over ten years.
NAPA is creating student scholarships for PA students.
NAPA promotes the PA profession through the education of professionals and the general public. We will continue to work to publicize our great profession.
Physician assistants (PAs) make up a small but rapidly expanding part of the health care workforce. Their training and education produce a sophisticated and flexible medical professional who can function in many specialty areas and [...]