In late 2016, the New York Governor signed a bill creating a new licensure category for Pathologists' Assistants. Please visit http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/patha/article168.htm to view the law and pertinent information available at this time. Although specific details on obtaining licensure are yet to be devised, a state committee has been established that includes three of our own AAPA members: Kathleen Bykowicz, PA(ASCP)CM, Charles Fernandez-Perez, PA(ASCP)CM, and Lysette Seegobin, PA(ASCP)CM. The committee also includes a pathologist and public representative.
The AAPA will continue to monitor licensure in New York and all states, providing details to members as they become available. If you would like to help in this effort by monitoring licensure activity in your state, please fill out a volunteer form at http://www.pathassist.org/Volunteer, and we will be in contact with you.
Elizabeth Rizzo, PA(ASCP)CM
Legislative Adjunct to the Board of Trustees