A new Indiana law has paved the way for physician assistants to be more readily hirable across the state. The law makes it easier for doctors to review charts and allows PAs to prescribe medication. The bill, which was recently signed into law by Indiana Governor Mike Pence, has helped the state catch up to others in terms of PA rights and will make the delivery of proper healthcare easier by expanding the role of the profession in Indiana.
The role of PAs is expanding across the nation. We can help you join the movement.
Making a Difference
At its heart, the new legislation extends the time period physicians must review PA charts from 72 hours to 10 days while also reducing the percentage of charts subject to review depending on the experience level of the PA. The law also expands a PA’s authority to provide prescriptions to patients and increases their numbers. Also, physicians can now supervise four PAs instead of two.
Previously, the restrictions in Indiana made it difficult for PAs to be hired in the state. The excessive supervision and supervising restrictions made hiring a PA not as cost effective. This caused many PA students who trained in Indiana to look for work out-of-state, which limited their options and made it harder to provide proper healthcare to a growing population.
Passing the legislation, with the help of testimony from current PA students at Indiana State University, has opened up vast opportunities for graduates wanting to stay in or relocate to the state.
Start Your Career
As healthcare needs grow, mid-level medical personnel like PAs are vital in the expanding market. The new law in Indiana makes it clear that the need for the profession is greatly expanding across the country.
At NP PA Recruiters, we understand the growing need for professionals. For this reason, we work with you to not only find a career, but secure the perfect position that makes the most out of your skills. If you would like to jumpstart your search, contact us online and we’ll help get you started.