On May 27, 2020, Governor Tim Walz signed into Minnesota law the Omnibus Healthcare Bill S.F. 13.

This legislation will allow PAs in Minnesota to be regulated with similar standards as nurse practitioners in the state, and removes burdensome paperwork that has prevented PAs from being competitive in the healthcare workforce. This new law removes references to supervision, delegation, and physician responsibility for care provided by PAs, allowing PAs to practice to the full extent of their education, training and experience. Also, it removes delegated prescriptive authority, which authorizes PAs to prescribe based on their own qualifications.

This new law removes references to supervision, delegation, and physician responsibility for care provided by PAs, allowing PAs to practice to the full extent of their education, training and experience.

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We are very optimistic that this new law will increase opportunities for PAs to serve more patients more effectively throughout Minnesota.

CM&F applauds the continued great work of the AAPA, in addition to the long-time efforts of the Minnesota Academy of PAs (MAPA) to move this bill forward to resolution! Its success will surely benefit all PAs and the many Minnesotan communities in which they serve.

As a result of PAs being able to independently practice to the full extent of their education, training and experience, PA vulnerability to be named in a direct malpractice lawsuit increases. For over 70 years, CM&F has championed America’s healthcare professionals while insuring their careers with the highest quality malpractice protection. We look forward to assisting Minnesota PAs as they move into this exciting new chapter of their history!


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