IMPORTANT CHANGES IN PA LAW IN EFFECT 10.1.2015

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Effective October 1, 2015, three changes in the Statutes regarding controlled substances went into effect which impact physician assistants. From Public Act 15-198: 1) Prior to prescribing greater than a seventy-two-hour supply of any controlled substance to any patient, the prescribing practitioner or such practitioner’s authorized agent who is also a licensed health care professional shall review the […]

ConnAPA Salary Report Available

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Survey Purpose: To provide all practicing PAs, employers, and institutions in CT current information regarding salaries, financial benefits, paid time off and continuing medical education benefits here in Connecticut.Methods: This survey was administered online from May 19, 2014 through July 15, 2014. A total of 229 responses were received from a total of over 1,200 […]

ConnAPA Successful in Testimony on Definition of Surgery Bill

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The Public Health Committee has approved a modified version of HB 5625, the Definition of Surgery bill.  The current version creates a Task Force to study and discuss the issue which is what ConnAPA requested in our testimony.  A report would be due to the Public Health Committee on January 1, 2016. In addition, the […]

Medications/Nonprescription Drugs Now Tax Free in CT – Tell Your Patients.

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Governor Malloy today announced that as the result of P.A. 14-47, Sec. 48, which was made effective on April 1, 2015, nonprescription drugs and medications are exempt from sales taxes in Connecticut beginning today. Some examples of nonprescription items that are now sales tax free include things such as vitamins; antihistamines; cough, cold, asthma and […]

2015 Student Leadership Program Great Success

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Saturday, Feb 28th at Quinnipiac University. The event was attended by more than 120 students from seven PA schools: Quinnipiac, University of Bridgeport, Yale, Springfield College, Mercy, Johnson and Wales and Pace. The morning began with students separated into first and second year tracks, with three lectures each. The topics ranged from Contracts and Negotiations […]

THE UBPAI HOSTS ITS 3rd ANNUAL GALA!

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Written By: Sabrina Butler and Angel Castro The University of Bridgeport Physician Assistant Institute hosted its 3rd Annual Gala at the Trumbull Marriot on Saturday, February 21st. This year’s Gala was hosted by the Class of 2016; tickets benefited the Fichandler Student Society. The event was another great opportunity for faculty and students to get […]