The American Academy of Physician Assistants welcomes a new report from the National Governors Association (NGA) that highlights the important—and rapidly growing—role of physician assistants (PAs) in the U.S. healthcare workforce. The 15-page report, titled “The Role of Physician Assistants in Health Care Delivery,” is now available for download at the NGA website.

“When PAs are allowed to practice medicine under laws and regulations that embrace their experience and rigorous education, patients have improved access to the care they need when they need it,” said John McGinnity, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, AAPA president. “We thank the NGA for helping to articulate to governors and legislators the value that PAs have to patients and the healthcare system when authorized to practice medicine at the top of their medical license.

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