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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!

G

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WOW that is GREAT news

 

As a border resident (MA) I am seriously jealous.....  we had a bill in the senate - and PA's got excluded.....  such a bummer - back to square 1 for MASS folks - but I can license in VT and maybe commute.... 

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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

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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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True. Ri is the smallest state but has more miles of shoreline than any other state

And the job market for PAs is pretty good too

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3 hours ago, VeryOldPA said:

True. Ri is the smallest state but has more miles of shoreline than any other state

Yeah, no.  It might have more than all the rest of the Lower 48, but Alaska has more by far than everyone else put together. 🙂

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7 hours ago, VeryOldPA said:

I’m not surprised. My source for that was a promotional pamphlet put out by a company promoting tourism

It might have the most coastline per square mile of land of any state?  That seems a distinct possibility.

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3 hours ago, rev ronin said:

It might have the most coastline per square mile of land of any state?  That seems a distinct possibility.

Funny. I was going to Google that next but got a consult.

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5 hours ago, rev ronin said:

It might have the most coastline per square mile of land of any state?  That seems a distinct possibility.

makes sense. last time I checked CA had a bit more coastline than RI

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3 hours ago, ohiovolffemtp said:

RI is 2nd to HI in most coastline per square mile.  (per Dr. Google)

So, most coastline per square mile among the Lower 48. I love reverse engineering how things dimly remembered might have been true. 🙂

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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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