Letter to the Editor: Californians don’t have enough doctors…

Californians don’t have enough doctors. Here’s how to fix that by 2030, panel says (sacbee.com, Feb. 4): The article fails to mention a critical profession filling in healthcare gaps in the midst of nationwide physician shortages. Physician Assistants or PAs are referenced alongside with NPs ...

AAPA Announces CVS Will Solve Their Compliance Issues

AAPA was again able to successfully advocate on behalf of PAs nationwide. After the first of the year, CVS will work to solve their compliance issues as they relate to PA prescriptions. See article below from the AAPA. We are grateful for their help and ...

Call for Presentations

The California Academy of PAs is seeking presentation proposals for our upcoming 2019 Summer CME Conference on August 8-11, 2019 in San Diego, California.  We are also looking for new and innovative hands-on workshops. To ensure a balanced conference CME program is offered, all submissions are ...

CVS Prescriptions ALERT

It has come to our attention that many CVS pharmacies have been refusing to fill prescriptions submitted by PAs in California when the prescription does not include the name of the supervising physician on the form. In addition, some have also required the physician’s DEA# ...

A Law Keeps PAs From Providing Key Medical Care

Now is the time to modernize PA practice laws in California! A recent op-ed, authored by CAPA member and Past CAPA President, Adam Marks, PA-C, explains how PAs can continue improving access to care, and why state laws must change for them to more fully ...

Starting Today, October 2, 2018, PAs MUST Consult CURES

PAs must consult CURES database prior to prescribing effective October 2, 2018 The California Department of Justice (DOJ) has certified that as of April 2, 2018, the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) – California’s prescription drug monitoring database – is ready for statewide ...