Our mission is to empower PAs through advocacy and education; providing resources for physician assistants as well as the community in the pursuit of excellence for team-based medicine. 

Advocacy Center

RIAPA  works to advance the profession and promote quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness in patient-centered healthcare. Our advocacy engagement includes initiatives related to the legislative, regulatory and payer arenas.

General Assembly Removes Barriers to Care by PAs.......

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RIAPA monitors the General Assembly, all RI state agencies the US Congress and Federal agencies for legislation and  regulatory changes may that effect PA practice. Click below to learn more.

Rhode Island Legislation

The 2018 Session of the General Assembly is considering several health care related bills. 

Click as HERE to learn more about the RIAPA 2018 Legislative Agenda


RIAPA reviews proposed regulations by state agencies and submits comments to remove barriers to high-quality, cost-effective, team-based care.

Click HERE to view RIAPA comments

Federal Legislation

Learn about the AAPA Federal Legislative Priorities HERE

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