Welcome to the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants

The Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) serves the needs of PAs and PA students who work or reside in the state of Kentucky. KAPA will strive to publicize the contributions of PAs to patients, employers, and policy makers. As the voice and advocate of PAs in Kentucky, KAPA provides continuing education and networking opportunities for its members and strengthens the role of PAs by supporting and encouraging membership in KAPA.


KAPA will strive to:
  • Promote the physician assistant profession and physician assistant students to maximize the benefit of their services to the public
  • Facilitate uniform entry level and continued competency of physician assistants
  • Encourage membership to render quality service to the health professions and to the public
  • Develop, sponsor, and evaluate continuing medical or medically-related education programs for physician assistants
  • Assist in the development of role definition for the physician assistant profession
  • 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 the physician assistant profession

38th Annual KAPA CME Symposium - Register Now!

KAPA is pleased to host its 38th Annual CME Symposium, November 13-15, 2014, at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Lexington.  

Close to 300 physician assistants, students and other healthcare professionals are expected to attend the three-day conference.

The conference will provide educational sessions on a wide range of medical topics with a focus on primary care issues.  Participants will be able to incorporate into their practice the latest diagnostic procedures, treatment options, and current recommended guidelines of care for a broad range of primary care topics.

For more information, visit the KAPA CME Symposium website today!

Legislative Update

SB41 has been signed by Governor Beshear. KAPA applauds the quality of the job that KAPA lobbyists, sponsors, participants on PA day, and influential PAs have done to educate legislators about this issue. 

It's amazing what we can do together. Starting June 1, 2014:

  1. The 18-month restriction for newly graduated PAs was eliminated completely.
  2. Only 10% of chart notes now need to be co-signed by supervising physicians and no co-signature is required prior to initiation of PA orders.

We need you to spread the word.  Make sure that your office administrators and hospital administrations know about this change.  KAPA has sent notices to big employers, but we need you to make sure this information gets to the relevant people at your place of employment.

KAPA members, thank you for financing this successful effort and making calls. Every dollar counts and we make every effort to be good stewards of your dues. Non-members thanks for your calls.  Join the movement.  We have some momentum and we would love for you to be part of the process.

Special thanks to Senator Tom Buford of Nicholasville and Representative Denver Butler of Louisville for sponsoring our bill and guiding it through their respective chambers.  I am amazed at the ability of the KAPA leadership for remaining focused on improving PA practice and patient care in our state.  Together we can accomplish much more.

Isaac Caton, M.S., PA-C
KAPA Government Affairs Chair

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