Maine PAs ACTION needed ASAP!
Maine PAs-ACTION NEEDED ASAP
Briefly, the deadline is THIS FRIDAY to submit comments on the new rules. MEAPA has identified 2 major areas that we will be commenting on! Please write a letter to the board. We have made it easy, outlined the issues here on the google doc below.
- Urge the Board to separate the criteria for reviewing scope of practice for Collaborative and Practice agreements: these serve two very different purposes and should not be lumped together
- Avoiding misrepresentation as a PA is important. Verbal identification of our role, clear name badges with “physician assistant” on it and educating our patients on who we are and what we do is being a PA 101. However, the requirement under the proposed rules to repeatedly correct a patient who refers to you as “doctor” is an impedance to patient care.
Please email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your work and for your attention to this process as we make history in Maine!
Angela Leclerc PA-C