Thank you to members who participated in our first two AAPA Town Hall meetings. We hope you have found this meeting format helpful, giving members direct access to the Board of Trustees (BOT) with a voice in the conversation. Your feedback will help guide us in our future plans.
All members are invited and encouraged to attend our next town hall meeting on Sunday, June 3, at 7 pm CDT. An invitation will follow closer to the meeting date to attend via GoToWebinar.
Our June meeting topic will be on Licensure and the Future of the PA Profession.
The issue of PA licensure has been discussed for many years, but the recent passing of a licensure bill in New York has brought it to the forefront. Our next Town Hall will explore licensure of PAs and what it could mean for our profession. Last month we sent out a survey to our members to find out their opinion on licensure and what questions they may have about the topic. The results of the survey were mixed, so these will be presented and discussed. Also, we will discuss what licensure is and how it is different from certification. We will examine how the licensure process occurs, using what happened in New York as an example. Though licensure in each state could be very different, there are lessons to be learned from New York. Additionally, we will discuss the official stance of the AAPA on licensure, and what we intend to do—and not do—in the future to influence the process.
Presenters include Legislative Adjunct Liz Rizzo, ASCP Adjunct Mike Sovocool, New York State Licensure Committee member Charlie Fernandez-Perez, and members of the Board of Trustees.
You will be invited to pre-submit questions before the presentation, as well as submit additional questions during the live town hall meeting.
Mark your calendar now for Sunday, June 3, at 7 pm CDT. Details on how to reserve your spot will follow closer to the meeting date. Note: a replay will be available to those unable to attend.