What is NYSSPA?
NYSSPA has represented and served the PA profession for over 35 years. It is made up of PAs from across the state of New York who have devoted themselves to supporting the PA profession by participating in continuing education programs, professional and legislative advocacy on behalf of all PAs in NY State, improving public awareness of the important role that PAs play in providing necessary healthcare to the public and fostering a mutually beneficial relationship with collaborating physicians.
Who are PAs?
PAs are licensed professionals who provide medical care as part of patient-centered healthcare 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.