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AAPA Legislative Action Center
...THE place for the latest federal and state advocacy news and tools from AAPA.  
Members of Congress look to PAs to provide them with perspective and information on health care decisions affecting their communities.  It is critical that PAs make their voices heard on Capitol Hill  -  and together we can achieve the profession's legislative priorities.
Ready to be an advocate for the profession? Here's where to start:

Send an email to your elected officials urging them to support PA priority legislation.
2.  Join the AAPA's Grassroots Advocacy and Information Network (GAIN) to get the tools you need to be a successful advocate for patients and the profession.
3.  Make your vote and voice count: register to vote.
For further information, please refer to the Advocacy and Government Affairs page on our Web site, or contact the Academy's federal affairs staff: Sandy Harding (, Kristin Butterfield (, and Erika Miller (
  • Support the Grow Our Own Directive (GOOD): Physician Assistant Employment and Education Act of 2015 (Senate bill)

    Contact Senators Today!

    On Monday, October 5, 2015, Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced S. 2134, the "Grow Our Own Directive (GOOD): Physician Assistant Employment and Education Act of 2015". The GOOD Pilot Program, designed to create a pathway for veterans to become educated as PAs, is a creative, two-pronged investment for our nation’s veterans. ...

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  • SENATE BILL: Allow PAs to Order Home Health

    Contact Senators Today

    Your help is needed to build support for legislation to allow PAs to order home health services for Medicare patients.  S. 578, The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act,  was introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Charles Schumer (D-NY).    The legislation would amend Medicare to permit PAs (and NPs) to order home health and manage the home health care plan for Medicare beneficiaries.   ...

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