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The Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants, (LAPA), in association with the American Academy of Physician Assistants, (AAPA), promote Physician Assistants in their professional pursuit of excellence.  We exist to strengthen the role PA’s play in the delivery of quality health care through public education, continuing medical education, physician education, member services, physician assistant student involvement, and legislative efforts.

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Upcoming Meetings

Join us this year to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the PA Profession, and kick off National PA Week!!! LAPA has a very fun and educational conference planned this year. We will be using new technology to create interactive sessions, allow you to connect with our vendor sponsors and much more! As always, attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 26 CME hours, including multiple self-assessment CME sessions. Keep checking back for updates to the schedule of exciting topics, including presentations by the NCCPA and AAPA!  Space is limited, reserve your seat today!

“This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 26 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined.”

Royal Sonesta Conference rate: $209/night
Discount code: LAPA2017 (through September 5, 2017) BOOK ROOM



May 2017: NCCPA Board of Directors deliberations about: The future of PANRE and NCCPA legislative activities.

Regarding PANRE

At its meeting this weekend, the NCCPA Board of Directors acknowledged that in the context of maintaining high standards of knowledge and skills, which are the hallmarks of the PA profession, technological advances afford us the opportunity to develop new approaches to ensuring we all remain current throughout our careers.  

Thus, in addition to work already underway to narrow the content of PANRE to core medical knowledge essential for practice across all disciplines, today we announce that NCCPA is committed to piloting alternatives to its current high-stakes recertification exam requirement by 2020. We do not yet have details about the alternatives and will share more information as soon as we are able.

January 2017: LSBME promulgated rules to reflect new PA Practice laws.

July 2015: Bill passed allowing PAs to write Schedule II medications, changed PA:SP ratio to 4:1, new graduate PAs can apply for RX authority after clinical hours met, and removal of 100% chart co-signatutre.

October 2014: Unanimous vote to remove co-signature for PAs in Louisiana.

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