Thanks to the handwork and deication of RIAPA leaders Rhode Island is one of the most PA friendly states in the country.
RIAPA advocacy has resulted in:
- The RI PA Practice Act being the first to have all of AAPA 6 Key Elements that allow PAs to practice at the top of their abilities 9 years before the AAPA 6 Key Elements were identified
- Inclusion of PAs in state healthcare regulations.
- The PA profession's voice heard by being invited to join legislative commissions
- RIAPA being recognized by healthcare policy makers as a resource
- RI being one of only seven states in the country to have a separate licensing and disciplinary board for PAs.
- PAs being added to the Professional Corporations Act thereby allowing ownership of medical PCs and partnerships with physicians.