1977

  • The Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, Inc. is formal      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 hearig.

  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. 
  • MAPA has a new logo.