Dear OSPA members,
As we face challenging and uncertain times in the face of COVID19, I want to assure you OSPA is monitoring developments. OSPA has been working with the Oregon Medical Board (OMB), the Governor’s office and the COVID19 special committee to implement changes allowing PAs to respond efficiently and effectively during this crisis.
OSPA has proposed changes for all PAs currently working with a supervising physician allowing them to work in any location or capacity for which they have training and experience without additional supervisory agreements. We have also requested a waiver of all onsite supervisory and chart review requirements during this crisis.
Our original letter to the governor and proposed legislative changes were immediately sent to the COVID19 committee as a priority issue. We expect recommendations from the committee to the governor within a week. We also have had great communication with the OMB. The OMB has already waived the eight hour supervision rule pending the committee and governor’s response.
All state offices have been very cooperative and willing to do all they can to prepare our healthcare system to respond effectively. The spirit of cooperation has been very impressive. OSPA will continue efforts to allow our providers to be where they are needed for our patients and to work at the top of their licenses.
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Purpose of OSPA
This society shall be representative of Physician Assistants within the State of Oregon. The Society is organized and shall be operated exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, to improve access of care, and advance the Physician Assistant profession. In furtherance of these purposes, the Society shall, through appropriate mechanisms, strive to assure the public of a uniform entry-level and continued competency of Physician Assistants. To represent Physician Assistants and Physician Assistant students so as to maximize the benefit of their services to the public, the Society shall:
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The mission of the Oregon Society of PAs is to promote quality, cost effective, and accessible health care; to support the professional and personal development of physician assistants; and to advance the PA profession as well as the PA/MD team approach to health care.
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No other professional society advocates exclusively for the needs of Oregon PAs. Here's the current OSPA Leadership.
* Hospital admitting privileges for PAs
* Streamlined rules for PAs prescribing Suboxone
* PAs can now dispense CIII & IV medications
* Supported tax credits for rural PAs
* Is moving forward on Oregon PA Modernization - Your Future!
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The 2019 Eugene A. Stead Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to PA Ted Ruback at AAPA 2019 in Denver, the city where his PA career began 40 years ago. For more on AAPA Awards and recipients, visit aapa.org/about/aapa-awards.
We need/want all PAs in Oregon to discover why the OSPA is their professional home! Join Now and your membership will be activated on the date you join for one full year!
Sign in to your account and Renew Online Today or you may Renew/Join online, or call our office for personal assistance at 503-650-5864.
No other professional society advocates exclusively for the needs of Oregon PAs. You may view our current leadership here.