History of the Academy

1977

  • The Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, Inc. is formally incorporated.

1978   

  • MAPA holds its first CME Conference in Hagerstown, MD.

  •     Membership is 25.

1979   

  • The Board of Medical Examiners (BOME) defines all PA supervision as “onsite”.

1980 

  • MAPA attempts, unsuccessfully, to reverse the BOME ruling
  • Membership is 135.

1981  

  • The BOME revises PA supervision definition after 275 PAs and Physicians showing up at the hearing.

  1982  

  • MAPA celebrates five years. MAPA develops a traveling exhibit regarding the Academy

1984     

  • MAPA’s first newsletter, NEWSLETTER, is published.

1985   

  • MAPA retains an attorney.  Membership is 264.


1986   

  • PA profession is incorporated into Maryland medical statue

  • PAs become certified practitioners.

  • MAPA gets a new logo.

1987  

  • MAPA celebrates 10 years.

  • MAPA hires lobbyist.

  • CRNA sponsored bill is defeated.

  • Second newsletter, MAPA PRESS, begins publication.

1988   

  • Board of Physician Quality Assurance (BPQA) is formed to replace the BOME.

  • Membership is 300.

1991 

  • First of several bills seeking to allow International Medical Graduate (IMG), who were unable to  pass boards in the US, to become PAs, is defeated.

1992   

  • MAPA celebrates fifteen years.

  • A second IMG bill is defeated.

1993 

  • A third IMG bill is defeated.

  • MAPA’s first prescribing bill (HB# 1369) defeated and sent to summer study session for inpatient prescribing.

1994    

  • Inpatient prescribing bill (HB# 1323) defeated.

  • Membership is 320.

1997  

  • MAPA celebrates twenty years.

  • Inpatient prescribing bill passed.

  • Political Action Committee formed.

  • Website created.


1998   

  • PA Advisory Committee revision bill passed.

  • Instituted an “800” number for MAPA.

  • Re-opened relations with Med Chi.

1999  

  • PA Prescriptive Authority (HB# 674) is passed.

  • the Source becomes the new MAPA newsletter.

  • Membership is 630.

2000  

  • Bill that would limit practice settings, defeated.

  • Loyola PA program closes.

  •  Richard Rohrs, PA-C, MAPA past president, is AAPA PA of the year.

2001

  • Independent practice bill for NPs vetoed by governor.

  • UMES opens PA Program.

  •     MAPA sponsors the Carson Scholarship.

2002        

  • MAPA celebrates twenty-five years.

  • PA Technical Corrections Bill passes.

2003    

  • BPQA becomes Maryland Board of Physicians and is mandated, by statute, to include a PA as a voting member of the board.

2006   

  • Temporary Practice Letters bill passed.

  • Supervising Physicians no longer required to co-sign charts.

  •    Nurses must take conscious sedation orders from Physician Assistants.

2007     

  • MAPA celebrates thirty years.

2012  

  • MAPA celebrates thirty-five years.

  • MdAPA has a new logo.


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