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IAPA Sponsored Law Advancing Scope of Practice

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by Elayna Shanker

This past weekend was monumental for local PAs as Governor Rauner signed the Illinois Academy of Physicians Assistants rules and regulations cleanup bill into law on July 15th! With virtually no opposition and 17 cosponsors of both parties, this bill was signed into effect weeks before expected.

As an initiative of the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA), the proposal clarifies health rules, regulations, and responsibilities of employment for local PAs in a manner consistent with the Illinois PA Practice Act. The bill was proposed in an effort to elucidate the duties of PAs in the rapidly changing field of healthcare. Congratulations to all of our friends and partners in the PA community!

Read more here: http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ecbc42f03d756c82c22d8dbb3&id=1e452f1d14

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