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Vermont has passed S.128 and it has been signed into law!


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All,

Attached is the link to S.128, a bill designed to update PA practice in Vermont to "collaborative" practice.  This was championed by PAAV (with help from AAPA) and it further cements our role in the VT healthcare system.  Some bullet points include:

- Collaborative practice language - no more supervision

- Collaborative MD/DO language; no responsibility on S/P for PA-C decisions of care

- Recognition and reimbursement by Medicaid (and other insurers) for PAs as PCPs.  They can now be chosen as primary providers

Vermont was already a great place to work as a PA - and it just got even better.  With the new changes, I think it has the best laws in the northeast. 

https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2020/WorkGroups/House Health Care/Bills/S.128/Written Testimony/S.128~Sarah Bushweller~Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont, Chart~5-12-2020.pdf

https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/S-0128/S-0128 As Passed by Both House and Senate Official.pdf

Props to PAAV for getting this done - strong work!

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2 hours ago, VeryOldPA said:

I haven’t read the Vermont law but from the description it sounds like Rhode Island law has all that is in the Vermont law plus there is no requirement for a practice agreement

Yep - just checked. That was some sweet legislation passed last year for you folks. And you have lots of ocean as well... a two-fer!

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On 7/2/2020 at 7:41 PM, kargiver said:

All,

Attached is the link to S.128, a bill designed to update PA practice in Vermont to "collaborative" practice.  This was championed by PAAV (with help from AAPA) and it further cements our role in the VT healthcare system.  Some bullet points include:

- Collaborative practice language - no more supervision

- Collaborative MD/DO language; no responsibility on S/P for PA-C decisions of care

- Recognition and reimbursement by Medicaid (and other insurers) for PAs as PCPs.  They can now be chosen as primary providers

Vermont was already a great place to work as a PA - and it just got even better.  With the new changes, I think it has the best laws in the northeast. 

https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2020/WorkGroups/House Health Care/Bills/S.128/Written Testimony/S.128~Sarah Bushweller~Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont, Chart~5-12-2020.pdf

https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/S-0128/S-0128 As Passed by Both House and Senate Official.pdf

Props to PAAV for getting this done - strong work!

G

This would be awesome if it's in California . 

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