Senate Bill 162 Passes Through Utah Legislature

Senate bill 162 has passed the House and Senate and is on the way to be signed by Governor. This is an exciting time for PAs. This bill allows the following:

  • • Removes the chart co-signature requirement for Schedule II and III controlled substances
  • • Revises language regarding chart review to provide for review of patient data as determined by the physician and PA, and
  • • Removes the requirement for an applicant for license to attest that they have a delegation of services agreement signed by any substitute physicians.

We are excited to have this pass and improve our ability to practice as clinicians in the great state of Utah. Many thanks to all those who worked hard on this bill and those that contacted your legislators.

UAPA Working to Update Our Practice Act for the 2017 Legislative Session

UAPA Working to Update Our Practice Act for the 2017 Legislative Session

SB162 has been introduced to the Utah Legislature! We are requesting that we have as many PA's and physicians you work with, to please contact the senators on the Health and Human Services committee in support of SB 162. It is extremely important that we have a strong showing in support of the bill!

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Success on Capitol Hill

Success on Capitol Hill

On Monday, February 13, 2017, many PA students from Rocky Mountain University and from the University of Utah participated with their PA colleagues from around the state in meeting with state legislators. PA's came to promote Senate Bill 162. The PA's hosted a breakfast for the State Legislators and heard comments from Senator Brian Shiozawa (bill sponsor) Bill Hamilton (past president of the UMA), and UAPA leadership.

Following the remarks, PA's took letters to their legislator, asking for support of SB 162. They later participated in a tour of the capitol.

It was a great success and tradition that we will continue on an annual basis. We appreciate those that attended and hope to continue the success. Please follow SB 162 on the Utah legislative web site.

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Utah Loses a Champion for PA's

Utah Loses a Champion for PA's

We are saddened to announce the passing of former Co-founder and Medical Director of the University of Utah PA Program (UPAP), Hilmon Castle, MD, on December 26, 2016. He will be remembered as a pioneer in the early days of the PA profession.

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28th Annual UAPA John Allen Memorial CME Conference

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April 5 – 8, 2017

AAPA approved for 25 hours of CME.

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The University of Utah, Department of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine are sponsoring “Practical Dermatology for Primary Care” CME Course 2017. This event will take place on May 5, 2017 at the University of Utah, Health Sciences Education Building, Alumni Hall.

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41st Annual Snowbird CME

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August 9 – 11, 2017

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