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 ...

2018 Summer Conference Highlights

2018 CAPA Summer Conference Highlights by PA Christy Eskes The 2018 CAPA Summer Conference is in the books and what a conference it was! We brought back so much of the fun that has been such a highlight of the CAPA Conference Experience, and we added all ...

CAPA Legislative Update

CAPA is constantly monitoring and taking action on legislation that can affect PA Practice here in California. Below is a quick update on two bills on which CAPA recently took action. On Friday, July 20, the Governor signed SB 997, Monning. Health care service plans: physician ...

PAB Conducts CME Audits

The Physician Assistant Board (Board) is conducting Continuing Medical Education (CME) audits pursuant to Section 1399.617 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. This regulation authorizes the Board to audit a random sample of PAs who have reported compliance with the CME requirement ...