HOT TOPICS | PA Practicing in Emergencies
In an effort to prepare the healthcare workforce and optimize resources throughout the State of Indiana, we have created a voluntary survey to connect with licensed healthcare workers who may be able to provide relief to those on the frontline of this pandemic. The cooperation and dedication of our healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic is commendable, and the State of Indiana stands ready to support you.
Information from the survey will be made available to Hospital partners across the State that you designate as preferred locations. Thank you for your support to help establish back up teams ready to assist and willing to step up to the frontline.
You may open the survey in your web browser by clicking the link below:Healthcare Reserve Workforce Licensed Professionals
In light of the public health emergency declaration in Indiana, we want to make sure that PAs in Indiana know of the following emergency provision in our practice act:
As added by P.L.105-2008, SEC.54. Amended by P.L.247-2019, SEC.23.
IAPA works with the Indiana state legislature, regulatory agencies and key stakeholders to protect and represent the PA profession's interest in Indiana. IAPA members and our lobbyist work closely with the state legislature to effectively strengthen scope of practice privileges, promote public health and advance quality medical care consistent with the organization's mission, vission and values. The association provides its members with legislative access to contact their state legislators, works hard to educate the Statehouse about how physician assistants practice medicine every day, and our members are valuable thought leaders to these elected officials.
IAPA is very engaged on Federal issues and partners with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), to advance legislative and regulatory advocacy in Washington, D.C. IAPA works closely with federal legislators and their staff, including the entire Indiana delegation, as well as the administration and federal regulatory agencies, to improve the federal legislative and regulatory landscape for PAs. IAPA and AAPA partner every day to remove practice barriers for physician assistants and to promote high-quality, cost-effective, team-based care.