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Physician Assistant Organizations
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants
AAPA, Data and Statistics
From the AAPA Division of Research and Statistics
PA Foundation (MiPAF)
A nonprofit foundation established to provide scholarships to Michigan physician assistant students based on financial need, academic achievement, and professional involvement.
PA Foundation Scholarship
Application for the Michigan PA Foundation Annual Scholarship Award
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Serves the public through exemplary programs that evaluate critical PA competencies and that require the pursuit of life-long learning and improvement.
Association of Postgraduate PA Programs (APPAP)
A Resource for Postgraduate Education for Physician Assistants
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC- PA)
The accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and physician assistant profession by defining the standards for physician assistant education.
Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
PAEA is the only national organization representing physician assistant educational programs in the United States
Useful sites for Physician Assistants
DEA Registration Site
Office of Diversion Control Web Interactive Forms
DEA Registration Requirements for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives in Michigan
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Bureaus of Health Professions and Health Systems
Regulates health professionals in Michigan who are licensed or registered and deals with licensing of health
care facilities and related issues in Michigan
Department Of Mental Health (Michigan), Mental Health Code
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and PAs
Chapter 5, Section 1.1.6 Physician Assistant Rules Concerning Orders and CMNs
Health Professional Recovery Program
The State of Michigan’s Health Professionals Recovery Program (HPRP). The HPRP supports the recovery of its participants so they may safely return to practice and protect the safety of the general public.
ICD-10 Virtual Training
ICD-10 Virtual Training Sessions as well as information on MDCH FAQs.
Michigan Automated Prescription System
Prescription monitoring program for the State of Michigan
National Provider Identifier Standard (NPI)
The NPI is a unique identification number for covered health care providers. Covered health care providers and all health plans and health care clearinghouses must use the NPIs in the administrative and financial transactions adopted under HIPAA.
Public Health Code
Act 368 of 1978, Part 170, Medicine (PA)
Medicine - General Rules
Task Force on Physician Assistants General Rules
Employment Related Sites
Medical Opportunities in Michigan
A regional network of state specific recruitment websites, designed for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and CRNAs.
Michigan Task Force on Physician Assistants
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Includes licensing information, forms and applications
Physician Assistant Licensure Instructions
LARA: Verify a License
Other Professional Organizations
Association of American Medical Colleges
AAMC Workforce Page
Data, reports, presentations, studies and news
The Joint Commission
Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards
Medical Group Management Association MGM
A membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices
Michigan Health Council
Michigan Health Council connects health-care employers with professionals, promotes health education, and examines health-care workforce issues in Michigan.
Michigan Osteopathic Association
MOA focuses on educating legislators, challenging unfair insurance practices, coordinating CME opportunities and much more which ensures focus on patient care.
Michigan State Medical Society
The Michigan State Medical Society promotes a health care environment that supports physicians in caring for and enhancing the health of Michigan citizens through science, quality, and ethics in the practice of medicine.
Useful Clinical Sites
Michigan Steps Up
Michigan government health and wellness web site
Novartis Healthy Blood Pressure Success Zone
A 6-month high blood pressure (BP) support program, provided by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Novartis Patient Assistance Now
Novartis helps patients access the medicines and the information they need to understand and manage their conditions now.