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CSJ is proud to be developing Vermont’s first Physician Assistant (PA) Program! Located in the heart of Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains, the College of St. Joseph is developing an innovative,... read more
Clinical Coordinator: College of St. Joseph, Rutland, Vermont Job Description: The College of St. Joseph seeks applicants for the position of Clinical Coordinator , Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PA).... read more
All commercial drivers whose current medical certificate expires on or after May 21, 2014, at expiration of that certificate must be examined by a medical professional listed on the National... read more
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William Hoser, MS, PA-C What is your board position: I presently serve the PAAV as the Representative to the Vermont Board of Medical Practice. Previously, I served as President of... read more
To all Vermont Physician Assistants Vermont health care provider, As many of you know, the transition to ICD-10 coding is coming October 1, 2014 and is required for all providers... read more
What is the Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont (PAAV)? Perhaps the best way to answer that question is with a brief review of the PAAV’s history.
The PAAV has been around since the mid-seventies, at a time when we shared the Board of Medicine chair with informally trained PAs. That tract to practice is now gone. We were also there when BCBS wanted to alter our reimbursement. When the phrase describing PAs as the ”agents of the physician” was added, it cleared up many concerns and allowed us to maintain our current favorable reimbursement schedule. It also confirmed that nurses would take our orders, something they were uncomfortable with at first.
The recent statutory changes that took Vermont PAs from certification to licensure and cleaned up some other loose ends (like dropping the‘s on Physician(‘s) assistant) was done through the hard work of the PAAV in cooperation with the AAPA.
The PAAV is currently involved in discussions regarding the recent changes to Vermont statutes proposed by the APRNs, several of which could affect PA practice.
The PAAV is also there to represent your views through your Vermont state delegates to the AAPA national convention.
In short, the PAAV has been “watching the backs“ of Vermont PAs for over thirty years. The favorable practice environment we all enjoy in Vermont isn’t accidental. It has come about through the hard work of a few Vermont PAs who are committed to the PAAV Board of Directors to act in all PAs’ best interests.
We are YOUR PAAV. We are YOUR VOICE in Montpelier and on the national stage. Please join so that we can truly say we really do represent most of the practicing PAs in Vermont.