I, Theresa Neumann, have been legislative director for the past 5 years, leading Maryland PAs to significantly positive changes in scope of practice within the state of Maryland.  I still believe that MAPA has work to accomplish, especially given the recent success of the APN independent practice bill.  I am hoping to legislatively change the prohibitions to PAs using and ordering fluoroscopy as well as changing the delegation process to simplify it for core duties, only.  During my tenure within the MAPA Board of Directors, MAPA has made significant inroads with other medical specialty organizations as well as the Maryland Board of Physicians.  I think that we are at a critical point that could make the stated legislative agenda much easier than in the past.  I hope that I have your confidence to push one more year as MAPA Director of Legislative Affairs.  Please vote for me in the upcoming elections!