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Board of Directors Election

Election for the Board of Directors for 2016 - 17 is underway and will continue until May 31st.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to vote for your representative to lead the Academy for the next year

To to learn more and to download your ballot visit the Elections 2016


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Annual Membership Meeting

June 8, 2016
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Johnson & Wales Center for Physician Assistant Studies


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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), 



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Attention RIAPA Members

Bylaws Amendments Proposed

The Board of Directors has proposed several amendments to the bylaws of the organization in order to clarify confusing language, assure compliance with RI laws and AAPA Chartering Policies and improve overall operational efficiency.

Please review the changes HERE

Alll members are asked to please vote to approve or reject the proposal via the ballot you received in the mail. Any member wishing to oppose a specific amendment or offer a new amendment may do so at the RIAPA Annual Meeting in June.

Please feel free to post your comments or question HERE or to email us at info@RhodeIslandpa.org

Ask your legislators to approve 
H-7489 and S-263

Help Advocate For a Modern PA Law

Support of the RI PA Community is needed

The Rhode Island General Assembly is considering  legislation that will update the PA Practice Act.  You can help support this important legislation by requesting  your legislators to approve  H-7489 and S-2639  

Visit the PA Modernization Act of 2016 page for details and updates.


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


Help Prevent Overdose Deaths
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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