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Legislative and Advocacy Committee

  • Promote legislation, legislative activities and ideas that enhance the utilization and practice of PAs in Indiana.
  • Provide timely information to PAs on legislative issues affecting physician assistant practice in Indiana.
  • Provide representation and expertise on legislative issues that affect PA practice.
  • Promote collaborative relationships with legislators, professional groups and organization important to the success of IAPA's legislative interests.
  • Serve as IAPA's primary source for practice-related problems, questions and solutions.
  • Maintain relationships with other healthcare organizations, associations, academies, third-party payers and governmental bodies, such as the Indiana State Department of Health.
  • Maintain a relationship with the Indiana Rural Health Association.
  • Promote strategic alliances with key organizations in rural or urban communities.
  • Coordinate the crafting of new PA legislation and/or modification of current legislation  affecting PA practice.
  • Work closely with the IAPA lobbyist and legal counsel.
  • Write articles for the IAPA newsletter regularly updating the PA constituency and membership on legislative or PA practice issues.
  • Chair shall act as the primary liaison between the state and federal legislature and the related constituency. 

IAPA BOD Representative :

Jack Ward

Committee Co-Chairs:

Courtney Doran

Jason Kolkmeier


Address: 140B Purcellville Gateway Drive, Suite 120, Purcellville, VA 20132

+1 (463) 388-3300,

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