JOIN WISCONSIN PAs IN SUPPORT OF THE WISCARES ACT

Across Wisconsin, rural areas and medically underserved communities are facing a serious healthcare provider shortage. Highly educated and skilled PAs stand ready to answer the call but are restricted by unnecessary and outdated practice barriers. It’s time that we modernize Wisconsin’s PA practice laws and expand access to safe, high-quality healthcare teams.

 

Support LRB 0656 & LRB 1941, The Collaboration and Rural Expansion of Services (WisCARES) Act today!

The WisCARES Act will:

  • Update physician/PA relationship from “supervision” to “collaboration”
  • Eliminate language that implies physician liability for PA care
  • Increase access to care by allowing scope of practice to be determined by a PA’s individual education, training, and experience
  • Authorize PAs to participate in disaster/volunteer activities without specific physician collaboration but within a PA’s scope
  • Allows PAs to have regulatory and disciplinary authority over their own profession, similar to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professions.
  • Increases flexibility by allowing PAs to work as 1099 employees
  • Allow recognition of federal supremacy for PAs employed by the VA and uniformed services

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We can decrease healthcare costs and eliminate barriers to care in Wisconsin by updating our state laws. Join me at WisCARES.org!

We can decrease healthcare costs and eliminate barriers to care in Wisconsin by updating our state laws. Join me at WisCARES.org! #WisCARES

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It’s time that we modernize PA practice laws in Wisconsin and increase patient access to healthcare. Join me at WisCARES.org! #WisCARES

Two physician assistants in a hospital setting wearing scrubs and masks. Text on top of the image reads, I support Modernized PA Practice Laws in Wisconsin. There is a URL for the website wiscares.org on the image.

With the WisCARES Act, we can improve healthcare access in rural and underserved communities. Join me at WisCARES.org! #WisCARES