New Physician's Assistant (PA) Law Now in Effect (with member benefit) > Michigan State Medical Society


New Physician's Assistant (PA) Law Now in Effect (with member benefit)

Earlier this week, a new law impacting how physician's assistants (PAs) are regulated under Michigan’s Public Health Code will take effect. It is important that physicians who currently supervise PAs understand these changes. Two key changes include the need to have a practice agreement in place and the requirement that PAs have their own Michigan Controlled Substance license to prescribe drugs listed in schedules 2-5. MSMS, as a new member benefit, has created several resources addressing these changes and others. Read MSMS's new legal alert (login required*), which includes frequently asked questions and sample documents, to make sure you know your obligations under the law. Contact Colin J. Ford, (517) 336-5737, or Stacey P. Hettiger, (517) 336-5766, if you have further questions.

*All MSMS member physicians and members of their office staff can create website user accounts to access password-protected member-only information. If you have not created a login for this website yet, please register here to create one. MSMS member physicians, please use the email address we already have on file for you, so your website login can be correctly connected to your existing membership account.


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