SUPPORT NORTH CAROLINA PAs
SUPPORT OPTIMAL TEAM PRACTICE
NCAPA is working to ensure PA practice laws and regulations better match current practice environments.
NCAPA collaborated with lawmakers in both chambers to file companion bills, Senate Bill 47 and House Bill 75, which seek to enact Optimal Team Practice, or OTP for short, into law. NCAPA is committed to continuing to work with lawmakers throughout the 2023 legislative session to educate on the benefits of OTP for providers and patients alike.
In February 2023, HB 75 passed the House chamber unanimously. HB 75/SB 47 awaits a hearing in the Senate chamber.
In late June 2023, an amended version of HB 75 passed the Senate. The bill is now in conference committee.
The North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants remains committed to the passing of HB 75 and will continue to give updates on its progress.
The passage of OTP legislation will ensure that North Carolina remains the best place to practice as a PA.
OTP keeps PAs accountable for the care they provide and will keep team-based collaborative care at the center of patient care and medical decision-making. OTP occurs when healthcare professionals work together to provide quality care without burdensome administrative constraints.
Major provisions of OTP include:
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