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  • Fri 10   Feb 2017
    Kentucky Seeks to Modernize PA Healthcare Laws and Increase Access to Care
    Kentucky Seeks to Modernize PA Healthcare Laws and Increase Access to Care September 21, 2017 is Last State to Propose Legislation Allowing PAs to Prescribe Controlled Medications. Lexington, KY., February 10, 2017 – As the only state currently not allowing patients to take advantage of PAs (physici...
  • Tue 07   Feb 2017
    Expand PA Prescription Authority
    Expand PA Prescription Authority Throughout the U.S., physician assistants are helping expand patient access to high quality care. PAs are highly trained medical professionals that work in medical teams. In every state but one they have the authority to prescribe controlled medications. Kentucky rem...
  • Tue 06   Dec 2016
    Sen. Tom Buford (R) Has Prefiled a Bill to Amend KRS 311.856 to Give PAs Modified Prescriptive Authority to Prescribe Schedule II-V Controlled Substances
    Sen. Tom Buford (R) Has Prefiled a Bill to Amend KRS 311.856 to Give PAs Modified Prescriptive Authority to Prescribe Schedule II-V Controlled Substances Sen. Tom Buford (R-Nicholasville) has prefiled a bill (BR 226) to amend the current legislation in KRS 311.856 to give PAs modified prescriptive a...
  • Sat 03   Sep 2016
    Hospitals Run Afoul of Physician Supervision Requirement | AIS Health
    Kentucky Seeks to Modernize PA Healthcare Laws and Increase Access to Care Featured in Government News of the Week, Aug. 22, 2016; featured Health Business Daily Story, Sept. 2, 2016 Hospitals Run Afoul of Physician Supervision Requirement From: Report on Medicare Compliance By Nina Youngstrom, Mana...
  • Wed 07   Jan 2015
    DINNER MEETING: Atrial Fibrillation: Important Considerations
    DINNER MEETING: Atrial Fibrillation: Important Considerations The UK HealthCare Physician Liaison Program and KAPA presents: Atrial Fibrillation: Important ConsiderationsTheodore S. Wright, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery Wednesday, January 21, 6:00 PM Sal’s Italian Chophouse, Malone’s Banquet Ro...
  • Mon 22   Dec 2014
    Winter 2015 Edition of the KAPA Newsletter Now Available
    Winter 2015 Edition of the KAPA Newsletter Now Available Click here to read the latest edition of KAPA DisPAtch
  • Wed 10   Dec 2014
    Every Member Matters: CamPAign for PAs at KAPA Lobby Day
    Every Member Matters: CamPAign for PAs at KAPA Lobby Day Date: Tuesday, February 10th Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Capitol Building Annex Frankfort, KY On Tuesday, February 10th, KAPA invites you to converge on the Kentucky State Capitol to advocate for your profession, and to specifically lobby to c...
  • Mon 10   Nov 2014
    KAPA CME Dinner and Discussion - Hysterectomy for My Fibroids?
    KAPA CME Dinner and Discussion - Hysterectomy for My Fibroids? November 20, 20146:00 PM - 7:15 PMLocation: Hilary J. Boone Center More Information
  • Thu 09   Oct 2014
    KAPA Archived Webinar on Intimate Partner Violence Available for CME Credit
    KAPA Archived Webinar on Intimate Partner Violence Available for CME Credit To access the archived webinar, click here. This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.00 hour of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from...
  • Thu 09   Oct 2014
    KAPA Issue Brief: Coming Up Short Kentucky Laws Restrict Deployment of Physician Assistants, and Access to High-Quality Health Care for Kentuckians
    KAPA Issue Brief: Coming Up Short Kentucky Laws Restrict Deployment of Physician Assistants, and Access to High-Quality Health Care for Kentuckians In conjunction with National PA Week (October 6-12, 2014), The Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) released an issue brief, “Coming Up Short...
  • Wed 06   Aug 2014
    KAPA 38th Annual CME Symposium: Registration and Agenda Now Online
    KAPA 38th Annual CME Symposium: Registration and Agenda Now Online Registration is now open for the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants' 38th Annual CME Symposium, November 13 – 15 at the Hilton Downtown Lexington. What You'll LearnThis three-day conference will provide education on a wide rang...
  • Tue 18   Feb 2014
    Can PAs call Kentucky home?
    Can PAs call Kentucky home? By Virginia Valentin, KAPA President I am proud to say that America’s physician assistants (PAs) are on the front lines of medicine, especially here in Kentucky. PAs practice medicine and are educated in a very similar way to physicians, via an intense graduate–level medi...
  • Mon 03   Feb 2014
    KAPA Lobby Day Update
    KAPA Lobby Day Update Due to the snow today we wanted to notify everyone that we are still planning on going to Frankfort tomorrow. We do believe there will be fewer PAs and students in attendance because of weather so we are canceling the press conference at 1 p.m. but intend to go to all our sched...
  • Mon 04   Nov 2013
    KY. Physician Assistants name Sen. Tom Buford Legislator of the Year
    KY. Physician Assistants name Sen. Tom Buford Legislator of the Year Jessamine Journal, 10/30/2013 The Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants named Senator Tom Buford as Legislator of the Year for 2013. Buford sponsored legislation in the 2013 General Assembly that eliminated the 18-month on-site...
  • Fri 11   Oct 2013
    Thanks for Making This a Great PA Week!
    Thanks for Making This a Great PA Week! As we close out PA Week I wanted to take a moment to tell you what KAPA plans to do in the upcoming year. Our focus continues to be serving our members. We know this starts with legislation. As Government Affairs Committee Chair Isaac Caton laid out for you on...
  • Thu 10   Oct 2013
    America Needs PAs
    America Needs PAs This year, AAPA declared the theme for PA Week as "America Needs PAs." This is a perfect theme as Kentucky is one of the first states to roll out the Affordable Care Act. America and Kentucky will need PAs more than ever. This is being recognized more and more. See below: DeShana C...
  • Tue 08   Oct 2013
    In Celebration of PA Week, Please Take Action for the Future TODAY
    In Celebration of PA Week, Please Take Action for the Future TODAY In just three months, the 2014 legislative session will be upon us. One thing is certain, it feels much better going into this session with a win under our belt. While we are thankful for the much-needed change in legislation, we’ve...
  • Mon 07   Oct 2013
    Happy PA Week!
    Happy PA Week! PA week is officially Oct. 6-12 and we hope you will join us this week in celebrating. PA week is a great time to promote our profession and educate others about Physician Assistants. This year KAPA has posted large and small posters all around Kentucky in hospitals and clinics in rec...
  • Mon 16   Sep 2013
    KAPA Pre-PA Student Membership
    KAPA Pre-PA Student Membership KAPA now offers a Pre-PA Student Membership! A Pre-PA Student Member is a student or military individual who is either in a Pre-PA curriculum in college, high school or a medical specialist in the armed services. Pre-PA Student Members shall have the privilege of the f...
  • Mon 26   Aug 2013
    KAPA Members Receive 20% Off the myCME PANCE/PANRE Review Course
    KAPA Members Receive 20% Off the myCME PANCE/PANRE Review Course Take the PANCE/PANRE with confidence. With a self-reported pass rate of 98.6%, the Rutgers Review Course on myCME is the best medicine to keep your anxiety down and your confidence up! Here are some facts about our course that you migh...
  • Wed 17   Jul 2013
    Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) Seeking Nominations for Kentucky’s “Citizen Doctor of the Year” Award
    Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) Seeking Nominations for Kentucky’s “Citizen Doctor of the Year” Award The Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) is seeking nominations for Kentucky’s “Citizen Doctor of the Year” Award, and has asked KAPA to send this notice out to all members. You...
  • Tue 25   Jun 2013
    KAPA 2012-13 President Response to May 28 Editorial "Get the Facts on Health Reform"
    KAPA 2012-13 President Response to May 28 Editorial "Get the Facts on Health Reform" The Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) would like to comment on the editorial: “Get the Facts on Health Reform” published May 28. We would like to point out that physician assistants are also highly tra...
  • Tue 25   Jun 2013
    AAPA's wrap-up from the AMA HOD
    AAPA's wrap-up from the AMA HOD from AAPA AAPA was present for the entirety of the 2013 AMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting undefined advocating for the PA profession and reporting the latest news to our members. After weeks of collaborative advocacy, the hard work of AAPA volunteers, constituent...
  • Tue 18   Jun 2013
    Breaking News: AMA Reference Committee releases amended resolution
    Breaking News: AMA Reference Committee releases amended resolution from AAPA American Medical Association House of Delegates Reference Committee B just released its recommendations on Report 16, and what was a resolution with a very expansive definition of surgery and invasive procedure has now been...
  • Thu 13   Jun 2013
    Valentin Elected President of Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants
    Valentin Elected President of Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants Virginia Valentin, assistant professor of physician assistant studies at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, has been elected president of the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA). Her term will begi...
  • Thu 13   Jun 2013
    KAPA Launches Board of Directors Internship Program
    KAPA Launches Board of Directors Internship Program The KAPA Board of Directors (BOD) Internship Program has been established to offer KAPA members, students and physician assistants the opportunity to serve under various BOD members for one year in order to gain understanding of responsibilities of...
  • Wed 29   May 2013
    Donate to the American Red Cross
    Donate to the American Red Cross Please consider donating to the Red Cross to help the Oklahoma tornado disaster relief efforts. Visit https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002 or Text REDCROSS to 90999 to Give $10.
  • Mon 20   May 2013
    University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Class of 2015 Donates to KAPA
    University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Class of 2015 Donates to KAPA The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant class of 2015 recently collected $5 from each class member ($270 total) and made various donations in honor of their first semester instructors and faculty Click here to read the l...
  • Thu 02   May 2013
    Medical Supplies Needed for Mission Trip
    Medical Supplies Needed for Mission Trip Stefanie Brock, PA-C is doing a medical mission to Haiti and needs medical supplies. She will take anything you have. Mission trip is in July so items need to not expire before July. She needs supplies before June 15. Please contact Stefanie at stefaniebrock@...
  • Mon 29   Apr 2013
    UK PA Student Fundraiser
    UK PA Student Fundraiser UK PA students are selling UK PA Tervis Tumblers for $20 each. Funds will go to helping fund student travel to the AAPA conference and other activities. If you are interested in purchasing a tumbler, please contact Brittany Muench PA-S at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..