North Carolina is expected to experience heavy wind and rain and significant flooding and storm-related damage from Hurricane Florence. The need for substantial disaster relief – including medical assistance – is anticipated. IMPORTANT: Under no circumstances should medical professionals self-report to any disaster site to provide assistance, as this may interfere with official emergency response efforts.
Are you interested in serving your profession, strengthening PA practice in Colorado, and improving patient care? Consider serving on the CAPA Board of Directors! Nominations for the positions listed below will be accepted April 1- May 1, 2018. If you are interested in any of these positions or would like to nominate a colleague, please
Are you looking to get involved with CAPA but don’t have much extra time? Considered joining the Judicial Affairs work group! Purpose: Complete the annual review of Policy and Bylaws as prescribed in the policy manual. Requirements: Must be a CAPA member. Students are encouraged to apply. Previous Policy or HOD experience is a plus,
The CAPA lobbyists are monitoring state bills that may impact the PA profession. The bills are tracked via a real-time legislation tracking system and are being reviewed weekly by the Government Affairs Committee. If you would like to offer feedback about a particular bill, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPA representatives met with Vivienne Belmont on Friday 1/19/18. She is a policy analyst with the Colorado Office of Policy, Research, and Regulatory Reform (COPRRR). Her current task is to evaluate regulation and review statutes that will sunset in 2019. She is gathering information from stakeholders such as associations, regulatory bodies, members of the public,
Rulemaking was finalized yesterday that improves PA practice in Colorado. CAPA has been working with the Colorado Medical Board (CMB) for over 2 years and testified today in favor of improvements to Rule 400. The Colorado Medical Board finalized changes that reduce onsite supervision requirements for new graduate PAs and simplified language for the supervision of
CAPA has been working diligently with the Colorado Medical Board to improve rule 400 and, after years of work, we are excited to see that rule making has been announced for the board meeting on February 15th. CAPA would like to applaud the hard work of everyone involved and thank the Medical Board for their
By Diana Protopapa Rule 400 Update During the summer months, the CAPA Government Affairs Committee has been immersed in working with the Colorado Medical Board to discuss Rule 400, the rules that govern PAs. In particular, CAPA has been advocating to update the provisions on supervision of new PAs. Currently, new PAs must have 1000 hours of
This May, Governor Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 74 into law. The bill creates the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) expansion pilot program, administered by the University of Colorado College of Nursing, to expand access to medication-assisted treatment to opioid-dependent patients in Pueblo and Routt counties. The pilot program will provide grants to community- and office-based practices,
The 24-hour waiver training for buprenorphine is NOW AVAILABLE and the SAMHSA waiver application is NOW FIXED! Here are links: ASAM Training Link Click HERE. AANP Training Link Click HERE. Once the 24 hours is completed, the NP or PA needs to fill out the waiver application by clicking here. NPs and PAs may send