MAPA 2013 Fall CME
Thank you to all that attended the annual Fall CME. This year MAPA hosted record attendance at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, MI. Speaker sessions will be available in the conference section of the website shortly.
AMA Removes Surgery Language From Resolution - Your Advocacy in Action!
From Mary Ettari, PA-C, AAPA past president and liaison to AMA:
Due to strong advocacy the AMA Board of Trustees Report 16 was amended prior to the reference committee B. All surgery language was removed. The following groups supported referral back to the BOT. For further clarification: AAFA, ACS, MI, Great Lakes, PAC Rim, CA, FL, Young Physicians, Miss. NM, AL, Urologists. Thanks to all who supported the physician/Team. There are still some issues with physicians delegating invasive procedures. Many physicians mentioned hearing from PAs around the country about this issue. Will continue to keep you posted as things develop.
Ron Stavale PA-C
President, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants
2013 MAPA Board Elections
Thanks to all of you who submitted your votes by the May 31st deadline date. Congratulations to the following candidates:
Board of Directors:
President-Elect: Heather Klopp, PA-C
Secretary: R. David Doan III, PA-C
Region 1 Representative: Amber Gustafson, PA-C
Region 3 Representative: Ryan Murtha, PA-C
Region 5 Representative: Jay Peterson, PA-C
House of Delegates:
Karl Wagner, PA-C
Jay Kaszyca, PA-C
Marc Moote, PA-C
Molly Paulson, PA-C
Susan Raaymakers, PA-C
Steve Heckel, PA-C
Heather Klopp, PA-C
Ron L. Nelson Award of Achievement
The Ron L. Nelson Award of Achievement is a prestigious award presented by the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and the award will not necessarily be an annual event.
- Will be presented in recognition of an individual that demonstrates exemplary service to the PA profession and the community and furthers the image of physician assistants
- Honors an individual that has had a broad and significant impact on the PA profession in Michigan
- Does not require nominees to be PAs or MAPA members
Please complete the nomination form online, more award information can be found here. The deadline for submissions is September 1.
State Rescinds Sympathomimetic Rules
In January 2013, MPA informed members of pharmacy audit issues pertaining to prescribing
sympathomimetic medications. On March 19, the Bureau of Health Care Services announced that R
333.2303 and R 338.108 were rescinded from the Board of Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Medicine
and Surgery administrative rules.
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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE: MAPA LEGISLATIVE ALERT UPDATE - SB 1145
Wishing you the best in this New Year and we are excited to give you some great news to start it of. The Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants is proud to announce Governor Rick Snyder has signed Senate Bill #1145 into law and it now becomes PA (Public Act) 618.
From the Governor:
"SB 1145, sponsored by state Sen. Jim Marleau, fixes an oversight in
PA 210 of 2011 to ensure that provisions relating to the allowable
authority of physician’s assistants apply to all physician’s
assistants, whether they are working under a medical doctor or
osteopathic physician. The bill now is PA 618."
BACKGROUND: A legal opinion of PA 210 of 2011 stated, the language in PA 210 authorizing MDs and DOs to delegate to a PA the ability to prescribe schedule II medications was not the same in the MD and DO sections. Based on that opinion, PAs prescribing under MD's had full prescriptive authority of Schedule II-V medications, IF delegated by their supervising physician, but PAs writing under DOs did not. Public Act 618 (SB 1145) corrects that language.
As we move forward in this New Year, we have a lot to be thankful for and a very special thanks goes out to Executive Director Mike DeGrow, who stewarded this bill through a very hectic and frantic end of year legislative session. Thanks to MAPA's Legislative Committee led by Past MAPA President, Greg Bennett PA-C. Another special thanks goes out to Senator Jim Marleau who chairs the Health Policy Committee and saw the wisdom of getting this bill passed. Finally a special thanks to you, MAPA's members, who continue to support the organization in Michigan that represents your professional interests. Keep us informed of any practice issues that you encounter and we will continue to do the job that you elected us for.
We hope to see you at our Spring CME on March 22nd/23rd in Livonia, Michigan. This CME will be heavy on professional issues with AAPA leaders coming in to speak to Michigan's PAs on issues important to our practice. Also on May 22nd is our Legislative Day in Lansing, Michigan. This will be a very important day for PAs to introduce our profession to the 70 or so new legislators in Michigan. Don’t be surprised if we have another bill in front of the legislature that we will ask the legislators to support.
Remember, MAPA continues to be the essential resource for the physician assistant profession in Michigan and the primary advocate for physician assistants in the state, and we couldn't do it without you! .
Ron X. Stavale PA-C
President, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants
After MAPA successfully passed recent legislation that allows PAs the ability to write Schedule II drugs in any setting, we are offering this evaluation and risk assessment tool for your use. PERFORM® is designed to provide the healthcare professional with information and tools to assess the risk of medication misuse in patients who require opioid therapy. This resource was developed by a panel of experts and features a journal-sized binder and interactive CD-ROM. It includes interactive case studies, documentation, monitoring information and patient and staff education tips.
Click Here to order your FREE copy of PERFORM®. Orders in quantities in excess of 100 can be placed by contacting the Medical Education Department at MedEdResources@pharma.com.
Public Act 210 of 2011 & DEA Schedule Modifications
On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, Governor Rick Snyder signed SB 384 into law. The new law is now known as: Public Act 210 of 2011. This new law removes barriers to health care access... More
DEA Requirements / Forms
Go to this link to download sample forms that can be used by PAs or Facilities
Snyder appoints five members to Task Force on PAs
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of five members to the Michigan Task Force on Physician’s Assistants.
The task force regulates physician’s assistants in Michigan and provides a system to determine and approve the qualifications of physician’s assistants.
“As we work to increase access to medical care, physician’s assistants are taking on an ever-larger amount of responsibility for patient care,” Snyder said. “These appointees will work to make sure patients receive care from qualified, committed physician’s assistants.” For the full article, click here
Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery Members Appointed
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Catherine Heise, of Plymouth, and James Kilmark, of Belleville, to the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery.
“These individuals bring unique experiences and backgrounds to the board,” Snyder said. “I look forward to their work and diligence in ensuring Michigan’s citizens are given proper care and treatment.”
For full details on release click here.
Sept 11, 2010
For the first time in history the only three professions licensed to practice medicine in Michigan met together with common purpose. Leadership from The Michigan State Medical Society, The Michigan Osteopathic Association, The Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and a liaison from the American Academy of Physician Assistants met to address how best to serve the medical needs of the State of Michigan in light of the looming physician shortage and the expanded access to health care due to The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The groups agreed that health care delivery through the physician-directed medical team that includes non-physician providers is a proven, cost effective and efficient model. The three organizations developed the following consensus statement as a result:
"We are mutually committed to continuing to improve safe access to health care by providing patient-centered quality care within an integrated, coordinated, physician-led team."
The coordinated effort and its effectiveness has been noticed throughout the nation. Recently, the AMA President released a mission statement based upon the work done here in Michigan.
Call for MAPA newsletter articles
All Michigan PAs are involved in communities. Some have served in Iraq and some helped out with devastations caused by natural disasters. Let's get more of this into our newsletters!
Let us know of PAs in your area who are going above and beyond the call of duty to serve America. Also, let us know of any exciting news you think deserves some recognition and publicity. Email articles to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-353-4752 if you have any questions. Please include your full name and contact information with your article submission.
Once we receive your article, it will be proof read and approved by the committee. You will then get an email confirming your article will be used. Thank you in advance for your submission. We look forward to it.
Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants
The Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants is the essential resource for the Physician Assistant profession in Michigan and the primary advocate for Physician Assistants in the state. Since 1974, the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants has been dedicated to the promotion of professional growth, enhancement of the PA practice environment, and preservation of the PA/physician team concept.
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