WASHINGTON ACADEMY OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
COVID-19 Basics and Protecting yourself from COVID-19: COVID 19 tips.docx
If you feel ill, please contact your local primary care provider for further guidance.

Handbook on COVID-19 Management & Treatment: Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment.pdf

PAs available to work: Available to Work
WAPA is looking for PAs who are available and willing to step up and work in a hospital setting in their county or one nearby.

March 27, 2020: Executive Order by Gov. Inslee suspending delegation agreements (DA) for 30 daysProclamation on DAs

We are looking for PAs in each county, who are available to work during this pandemic. If your private practice or your specialty was affected by lay-offs or closures, contact us and be put on a list for employers. We realize not every organization offers or has switched over to telemedicine/telehealth.

 

If you are willing to step up and work in a hospital setting in your county or another nearby county- please let us know. We want to be prepared if a surge arrives.

 

We are compiling a list of PAs for employers, who need assistance. WAPA is working to prepare this information as soon as possible, in advance, as we realize there will be some paperwork, delegation agreements, medical malpractice coverage, per diem options, etc to consider prior to mobilization of available PAs.

 

Thank you for your consideration and assistance.
WAPA Board of Directors

March 19, 2020 President's Message

Colleagues, 

HB 2378 was signed by Governor Inslee today at 2:00pm. As many of you know our bill passed the house and senate unanimously. We are grateful to our lobbyist Chelsea Hager, WSMA president Bill Hirota, Representative Cody and Representative Riccelli for their stalwart support of our bill. 
WAPA YouTube Video on our Bill and what it means to PAs (3.5 minutes): 
https://youtu.be/k5GmqHiOBEs

Rep. Riccelli was instrumental in maintaining support for our bill despite opposition from various groups. This bill will help ease the way for PAs practicing in Washington by changing the delegation agreement to the practice site, changing the PA/MD & DO ration to 10/1, allowing remote supervision for rural PAs and consolidating licensing for PAs working with DOs to the medical commission. 

The bill goes into effect June 2021. This is why you pay membership dues! We advocate for every PA in Washington. We need all 4200 PAs living in Washington to join WAPA so we can maintain the momentum in the legislature. Our lobbyist will continue to monitor bills in the next session that could potentially impact your practice and collaborate with the state medical association on common ground issues. This takes money. We cannot hope to maintain our present status without your support. Use your CME money to pay your membership. It is worth it.

COVID 19 may severely impact our ability to gather as colleagues so we must band together and keep all options viable to maintain our organization. We welcome donations of any kind if you cannot join WAPA. Legislative Contribution to WAPA

If you are a PA and work in Washington state, please join WAPA. We need your membership now more than ever. Please join us. JOIN WAPA

Stay well and give your supervising doc a hug!

Eileen

PA Bill: House Bill 2378 and Senate Bill 6240 (formerly SB 5411)

NEW: PA Supervision Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9l-HW3fUMo

YouTube Videos on PA Bill
Short Clip (57 seconds):https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X_z2iyA8mFg
Detailed PA Bill Info (2 minutes and 20 seconds): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1HidYIDdRp4

 

WAPA Spring Conference 2020 is Cancelled

Our spring CME on April 25-28, 2020 is cancelled. The CME committee is working on a virtual meeting. Stay tuned...
28.5 Category I hours of CME
Seattle Airport Marriott Hotel
Seattle, Washington

Questions? Please email WAPA at: [email protected] 

 

 February 2020 Newsletter: February 2020 Newsletter


NEWS

January 7, 2020 | President's Message
PA Lobby Day is February 5th, join us!
Message from the President January 7.docx

January 1, 2019
State of Washington | Health Care Authority Letter: Clarification on health home.pdf
AAPA HR 105 and HCA Update: AAPA HR 1052 and HCA Update.pdf

December 13, 2019 | President's Message
PA Bill 5411 Revised Dec 13 2019 President's Message.pdf

December 2, 2019 | President's Message
You Matter! You Matter.pdf

WAPA on Social Media
Twitter: @wapa_pa 
Instagram: @wapa_pa1 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WAPAPAC
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6meyAImjnaM&feature=youtu.be

 

 

WAPA Membership

We are dedicated to the promotion of our profession and need your support for its continued growth. Each Physician Assistant in this state is important to our organization. There is strength in numbers, and we need to watch issues such as reimbursement, practice laws and work on continuing to publicize our great profession.

WAPA Membership Categories

Fellow: A PA who is a member of AAPA (For WAPA elections, votes for WAPA & AAPA positions) $150.00 /year

Colleague: A PA who is not a member of AAPA (For WAPA elections, votes for WAPA officers only) $150.00/year

Sustaining: A retired PA, Active duty PA or a PA employed by a federal agency (i.e. the VA or Madigan) $95.00/year

Out of State: A PA who is not residing or working in Washington state. $95.00/year

Student: A student in a PA training program. Student memberships are $60.00 for 2 years.

Affiliate: A non-physician assistant (MD, DO, ND). $95.00/year

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