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CAPA has been working diligently with the Colorado Medical Board to improve rule 400 and, after years of work, we are excited to see that rule making has been announced for the board meeting on February 15th. CAPA would like to applaud the hard work of everyone involved and thank the Medical Board for their
By Diana Protopapa Rule 400 Update During the summer months, the CAPA Government Affairs Committee has been immersed in working with the Colorado Medical Board to discuss Rule 400, the rules that govern PAs. In particular, CAPA has been advocating to update the provisions on supervision of new PAs. Currently, new PAs must have 1000 hours of
This May, Governor Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 74 into law. The bill creates the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) expansion pilot program, administered by the University of Colorado College of Nursing, to expand access to medication-assisted treatment to opioid-dependent patients in Pueblo and Routt counties. The pilot program will provide grants to community- and office-based practices,
The 24-hour waiver training for buprenorphine is NOW AVAILABLE and the SAMHSA waiver application is NOW FIXED! Here are links: ASAM Training Link Click HERE. AANP Training Link Click HERE. Once the 24 hours is completed, the NP or PA needs to fill out the waiver application by clicking here. NPs and PAs may send
By Meg Townsend, PA-C The Government Affairs Committee of CAPA has a lot to reflect on from 2016 and a lot to look forward to in 2017. In 2016, SB-158 was signed into law. Highlights of the bill include removal of the requirement for a physician’s name to be on PA’s prescriptions, with the exception of
We have great news regarding the coalition CAPA joined on helping shape the conversation on the Affordable Care Act replacement. Our efforts are being noticed! First, this afternoon Governor Hickenlooper and Commissioner Salazar sent their response to the December 2ndletter of inquiry from Congressional leaders (commonly referred to
This program is designed to be of interest to primary care and surgical physician assistants, with an update on a variety of topics. Speakers, topics, and schedule are subject to change. All program materials will be available online for registered attendees prior to the meeting. Exhibitors will be present displaying products and services of interest.