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The Pulse
  • 2018 Posters Available to View

    Read about the posters presented in the 2018 Poster Session here.

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  • Legislative Update: MAT Waiver

    Legislative Updates: Medication Assisted Treatment Waiver by Sarah Wolfe, Assistant Vice-President, McGuire Woods Consulting  At this month’s North Carolina Medical Board meeting, NCAPA requested that the Physician Assistant Advisory Meeting (PAAM) review the supervising physician requirement for PAs who have acquired the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which […]

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  • Open PA Seat on the NCMB

    The seat on the North Carolina Medical Board designated for a PA will be coming up for appointment this Fall.  Applicants must meet the following: Hold an active license or approval to perform medical acts, tasks, and functions in North Carolina. Have an active clinical or teaching practice. For purposes of this subdivision, the term […]

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  • PA Foundation Announces First Cohort Mental Health Outreach Fellows

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 15, 2018) – Today the PA (Physician Assistant) Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), announced the 16 recipients of the inaugural Mental Health Outreach Fellowship. The Mental Health Outreach Fellowship taps into the established and growing community outreach program developed by the National Council for Behavioral Health – the Mental Health […]

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  • NCAPA is Hiring!

    NCAPA is looking to hire! We are currently seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant and a full-time Membership Coordinator. These two individuals would join a vibrant staff with offices located at the Stead Center in Durham, NC. Come join the one organization dedicated exclusively to protecting the rights of all PAs in North Carolina.

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  • NC Medical Board Honors 50 Years of the PA Profession

    The NCMB included a timeline of the PA profession, in honor of the 50th anniversary, in their most recent newsletter. Read the full article here.

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  • Delivery Delays of Newborn Screening Specimens

    Due to “a large influx of packages from a history making Cyber-Monday”, United Parcel Service (UPS) has experienced delays in delivery of envelopes containing newborn screening specimens to the NCSLPH. These delays are very concerning to the laboratory due to the time critical nature of the specimens being transported. Read the full release from the […]

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  • Prior Approval Required for Some Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions

    Important Information for Medicaid and Health Choice Providers: Medicaid announced it will require prior approval for outpatient opioid prescriptions in certain situations. Please click here for details: https://files.nc.gov/ncdhhs/PA_Criteria-Opioid-Analgesics.pdf

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  • NCAPA is Hiring!

    The North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) is recruiting a part-time Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support for office functions including board support. Read more about the position here.

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  • NC DOT Confirms DMV Compliance with SB160

    NCAPA received confirmation from the Department of Transportation that all of the following DMV forms have been updated to allow PAs and NPs to certify handicapped designation: Application for Handicapped Driver’s Registration Plate Medical Certification for Application & Renewal of Disability Parking Placard Application for Renewal of Disability Parking Placard or Total and Permanent Disability […]

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