Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants
Louisiana Needs PAs

**Senate Health and Welfare Meeting Tomorrow 4/11**

Posted 3 months ago by Sarah Deyo

Dear Louisiana PAs

Tomorrow morning, SB 528 will be presented in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee at 10:00 am. Please take a moment to call/email members of the committee to voice your support for the bill.

Important points:

  • The bill clarifies the 500 clinical training hour requirement for prescriptive authority to be hours obtained PRIOR to graduation from an accredited PA Program
  • The bill also increases the primary SP/PA ratio. As you all know, the current limitation is 1:4. The original bill sought to increase to 1:20, though we are still working on this language with Senator LeFleur.

It is so important for committee membres to hear from you, as these issues significantly impact our practice, as well as patient access to timely, safe and equitable care.

Click Here for the contact information for committee members:

If you can only make a few calls, or send a couple of emails, please send to Senators Mills, Barrow and your local senator on the committee.

Many thanks! We will keep you updated!

LAPA Legislative Committee