Welcome to OSPA

Purpose of OSPA

This society shall be representative of Physician Assistants within the State of Oregon. The Society is organized and shall be operated exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, to improve access of care, and advance the Physician Assistant profession. In furtherance of these purposes the Society shall, through appropriate mechanisms, strive to assure the public of a uniform entry level and continued competency of Physician Assistants. To represent Physician Assistants and Physician Assistant students so as to maximize the benefit of their services to the public, the Society shall:

  • Encourage its membership to render quality service to the health professions and to the public;

  • Assist in the development of role definition for the Physician Assistant;
    Assist with the coordination and standardization of curricula for the Physician Assistant;

  • Participate in the accreditation of Physician Assistant programs;

  • Participate in the development of criteria leading to certification of the Physician Assistant;

  • Develop, coordinate, and participate in studies having an impact either directly or indirectly on the Physician Assistant profession;

  • Serve as a public information center with respect to its members, healthy professions, and the public; and

  • Notwithstanding any other provision of these Bylaws, the Society shall exercise its powers, rights, and privileges, whether conferred by this instrument, or by the laws of the State of Oregon or otherwise, in furtherance of its educational and scientific purposes, and other goals.



PAC Contribution

Please consider an End of the Year Contribution of the OSPA Political Action Committee (PAC).

The OSPA PAC provides the OSPA with access to the legislators who can assist us in turning our PA dreams into realities (Laws). Give $50, give $500, or give anything that you can in between. By doing so, you will continue to strengthen Oregon's PA community.



OSPA Mission Statement

The mission of the Oregon Society of PAs is to promote quality, cost effective, and accessible health care; to support the professional and personal development of physician assistants; and to advance the PA profession as well as the PA/MD team approach to health care.

Join Us! 

We need/want all PAs in Oregon to discover why the OSPA is their professional home! Join Now and your membership will be activated until the end of 2019! Sign in to your account and Renew Online Today or you may Renew/Join online, or click here to download a printed application.

No other professional society advocates exclusively for the needs of Oregon PAs. Here's the current OSPA Leadership.

OSPA's Accomplishments
* Hospital admitting privileges for PAs
* Streamlined rules for PAs prescribing Suboxone
* PAs can now dispense CIII & IV medications

* Supported tax credits for rural PAs
* Is moving forward on Optimal Team Practice (OTP) in Oregon - Your Future
!

Connecting with OSPA

Upcoming events


Benefits

Discounts on CME opportunities, access to FAQs and advocacy on your behalf by the OSPA.


Jobs / Careers

PAs find a job in Oregon and Employers post job ads for our PA professionals.


Support Us

Help the Oregon Physician Assistant Political Action Committee (PAC) support initiatives that will have an impact on the PA profession.


Contact Us!

PO Box 55214
Portland, OR 97238
Phone: 503-650-5864
Fax:  210-568-6375
info@oregonpa.org


 

Oregon Society of Physician Assistants

PO Box 55214, Portland, OR 97238
Ph: 503-650-5864  |  Fax: 360-256-5597


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    PAC Donation

    Please consider an End of the Year Contribution of the OSPA Political Action Committee (PAC).

    The OSPA PAC provides the OSPA with access to the legislators who can assist us in turning our PA dreams into realities (Laws). Give $50, give $500, or give anything that you can in between. By doing so, you will continue to strengthen Oregon's PA community.




    Membership Renewals - Join or Renew Your OSPA Membership 

    We need/want all PAs in Oregon to discover why the OSPA is their professional home! Join Now and your membership will be activated until the end of 2019! Sign in to your account and Renew Online Today or you may Renew/Join online, or click here to download a printed application.

    No other professional society advocates exclusively for the needs of Oregon PAs. Here's the current OSPA Leadership.

    OSPA's Accomplishments
    * Hospital admitting privileges for PAs
    * Streamlined rules for PAs prescribing Suboxone
    * PAs can now dispense CIII & IV medications

    * Supported tax credits for rural PAs
    * Is moving forward on Optimal Team Practice (OTP) in Oregon - Your Future
    !


    OTP - Optimal Team Practice

    Optimal Team Practice (OTP) is on the horizon. The OSPA supports OTP as it expands access to care and aligns the PA profession to the current healthcare marketplace. OTP was featured in 2 different sessions at the 2018 OSPA Fall CME. here's a fact sheet on OTP!

    OSPA continues to be busy representing the needs of Oregon's PAs.
    Click Here for a List of 2017 OSPA Achievements!


    Upcoming events

    • 31 Dec 2018 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      The field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) is changing rapidly. On January 1, 2019, PAs will be able to follow patients and their families on to hospice. PAs have been part of the work in the development of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, a national set of guidelines created by the leading organizations in our field of hospice and palliative medicine. These revised Guidelines now include PAs as members of the interdisciplinary team (IDT) and represent a significant change in PA practice. It is a meaningful moment for Pas, as well as our patients, and their caregivers. However, due to the lack of a certification process, PAs have already seen barriers to practice in multiple settings where palliative medicine is part of the skill set necessary to take care of patients. 

      Here are some reasons to give your vote of advocacy by doing this survey:

      • We want to keep our profession on an equal footing with other members of the interdisciplinary team and in optimal team practice models.

      • Serious illness patients in almost every specialty require primary palliative care medicine, and we are the only other members of the IDT to practice in the medical model to provide this vital care.

      • There is no existing survey that captures this important information, which is essential to collect data on skills and knowledge of palliative care medicine including - end-of-life care and hospice.

      • In order to overcome workforce barriers and address critical shortages in the healthcare arena for the 21st century, you can help us to assure the PA profession on the medical team and in every facility, including the capacity for research and leadership.

      Thank you for your participation and support. We are improving opportunities in the 21st century healthcare arena, and we need your vote of advocacy!

      Please pass the survey link on to our colleagues as soon as possible:

      PA's In Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine 2019 Survey


      PAHPM Board of Directors 2018-2019

      Greetings PA colleagues:


      Please consider a charitable donation to your profession and PAHPM!

      Learn more about palliative care and prepare yourself for the 21st century healthcare world!

      JOIN US & BECOME A PART OF THE CHANGE IN HEALTHCARE!


    Looking for More?

    Benefits

    Discounts on CME opportunities, access to FAQs and advocacy on your behalf by the OSPA.

    Jobs / Careers

    PAs find a job in Oregon and Employers post job ads for our PA professionals.

    Support Us

    Help the Oregon Physician Assistant Political Action Committee (PAC) support initiatives that will have an impact on the PA profession.

    Contact

    PO Box 55214
    Portland, OR 97238
    Phone: 503-650-5864
    Fax: 210-568-6375
    admin@oregonpa.org


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