Our mission is to empower physician assistants through advocacy and education; providing resources for physician assistants as well as the community in the pursuit of excellence for team-based medicine.
2014 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants
Annals of Health Law Publishes Perspective on Promising Future of PAs.....The Physician Assistant (PA) profession is a true healthcare innovation, according to an article published in the most recent edition (volume 24, issue 1) of the Annals of Health Law, The Health Policy and Law Review of Loyola University Chicago. "Access and Innovation in a Time of Rapid Change: Physician Assistant Scope of Practice," by lead author Ann Davis, MS, PA-C, vice president of constituent organization outreach and advocacy for the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA),
New Regulation for PAs Prescribing Pain Medications in RI...READ MORE
Mass Pharmacies No Longer Accepting Scripts From RI PAs.....READ MORE
PAs are health care professionals who are licensed to practice medicine in collaboration with physicians. PAs have become an integral part of the medical team over the years, offering increased access to high quality health care for the patient.
We are a professional organization that serves the PA community in Rhode Island. We provide resources for professional development and advocate for public policy issues affecting both the PA profession and the patients we serve.
Please use our website as an informational tool for updates on legislation, membership, and upcoming events.
Jocelyn Costa, PA-C
Rhode Island is in the midst of an epidemic of overdose deaths from prescription and illicit opioid drugs. So far this year there have been 127 deaths reported from overdoses of either prescribed or street drugs.
Please take a few minute to visit:
Search and Rescue Rhode Island: Addressing the Misuse of and Addiction to Prescription Drugs in Our Practices - where you will find resources available to help stem the the epidemic of overdose deaths.
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