History of the Academy
The Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, Inc. is formally incorporated.
MAPA holds its first CME Conference in Hagerstown, MD.
Membership is 25.
The Board of Medical Examiners (BOME) defines all PA supervision as “onsite”.
The BOME revises PA supervision definition after 275 PAs and Physicians showing up at the hearing.
MAPA celebrates five years. MAPA develops a traveling exhibit regarding the Academy
MAPA retains an attorney. Membership is 264.
PA profession is incorporated into Maryland medical statue
PAs become certified practitioners.
MAPA gets a new logo.
MAPA celebrates 10 years.
MAPA hires lobbyist.
CRNA sponsored bill is defeated.
Second newsletter, MAPA PRESS, begins publication.
Board of Physician Quality Assurance (BPQA) is formed to replace the BOME.
Membership is 300.
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.
MAPA celebrates fifteen years.
A second IMG bill is defeated.
A third IMG bill is defeated.
MAPA’s first prescribing bill (HB# 1369) defeated and sent to summer study session for inpatient prescribing.
Inpatient prescribing bill (HB# 1323) defeated.
Membership is 320.
MAPA celebrates twenty years.
Inpatient prescribing bill passed.
Political Action Committee formed.
PA Advisory Committee revision bill passed.
Instituted an “800” number for MAPA.
Re-opened relations with Med Chi.
PA Prescriptive Authority (HB# 674) is passed.
the Source becomes the new MAPA newsletter.
Membership is 630.
Bill that would limit practice settings, defeated.
Loyola PA program closes.
Richard Rohrs, PA-C, MAPA past president, is AAPA PA of the year.
Independent practice bill for NPs vetoed by governor.
UMES opens PA Program.
MAPA sponsors the Carson Scholarship.
MAPA celebrates twenty-five years.
PA Technical Corrections Bill passes.
BPQA becomes Maryland Board of Physicians and is mandated, by statute, to include a PA as a voting member of the board.
Temporary Practice Letters bill passed.
Supervising Physicians no longer required to co-sign charts.
Nurses must take conscious sedation orders from Physician Assistants.
MAPA celebrates thirty years.
MAPA celebrates thirty-five years.
MdAPA has a new logo.