On Tuesday, February 12th, Physician Assistants from across the Commonwealth will descend on the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort to advocate for our profession, and specifically lobby to allow Physician Assistants prescriptive authority of scheduled medications. Kentucky is the last state in the country not to allow prescriptive authority for PAs and our legislators need to hear from you!
We need practicing PAs to attend and tell the stories of their patients and how this impacts their access to care and efficiency in the real world. In addition to advocating for this much-needed legislation, you will also help to raise awareness about the importance of PAs in Kentucky to both patients and to the healthcare system. If you cannot attend consider donating to the KAPA Advocacy Fund to help sponsor our efforts to enact these reforms.
Modified prescriptive authority is a reasonable means of providing PAs, in collaboration with their supervisory physicians, a way to maximize their effectiveness and quality of patient care. It would also create more professional parity to be competitive with other non-physician, advanced practice providers.