What is NYSSPA
The New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) has represented and served the Physician Assistant profession for over 35 years. NYSSPA is made up of PAs from across the state of New York who have devoted themselves supporting the PA profession by participating in continuing educations programs, professional and legislative advocacy on behalf of all NY State PAs, improving public awareness of the important role that Physician Assistants play in providing necessary healthcare to the public and fostering a mutually beneficial relationship with supervising physicians.
Who are Physician Assistants
Physician Assistants (PAs) are licensed professionals who provide medical care as part of patient-centered health care teams. They work in a wide variety of medical and surgical disciplines in various practice settings. PAs are involved in all aspects of care, including taking medical histories, performing physical exams, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing medications, performing procedures such as suturing and casting, assisting in the OR, and providing education to patients and their families.
In New York, PAs can provide any of these medical services (and more) when they are delegated by and within the scope of practice of the supervising physician.