April 21, 2018
It is truly a privilege and an honor for me to be the President of the Oregon Society of Physician Assistants, the real voice for PAs in Oregon.
This past year has brought us the regular changes and challenges that face nearly every non-profit society. What's different for the OSPA and the PA Profession in general, is that there are some exciting.....correction, REALLY EXCITING things ahead.
Let's take a moment to review the successes of this past year:
The mission of the Society 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.
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.