PAs do NOT get Tax Credit for Precepting NP students

"The Maryland Department of Health declines to acknowledge PAs as preceptors for Nurse Practitioner (NP students) for the Maryland Preceptor Tax Credit. This has began to result in the refusal of PAs across the state to accept NP students for clinical rotations, and it is the recommendation of MdAPA's Legislative Director to continue to decline NP students until their stance has been changing on this issue. PAs and NPs work side-by-side daily to provide quality healthcare to Marylanders, and we will not continue to provide free labor while our physician and NP colleagues reap the benefit of this tax credit. I urge everyone to e-mail or call the contact below supporting these regulatory changes to ensure that NPs do not continue to face hardships when seeking out clinical site rotations.

Note the Opportunity for Public Comment: Comments may be sent to Jason Caplan, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to [email protected], or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through March 28, 2022. A public hearing has not been scheduled."

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----- Advocacy Alert -----

SB 808 and HB 961 have been withdrawn and
referred to summer committee.

We will be working with our lobbyist and attorneys to completely rewrite the PA statutes from the ground up to move towards our ultimate goal of OTP. We met with countless senators and delegates this season, and in a few short months we were able to get a bill introduced into both the house and senate. We will be laying down the framework and grassroots organization to make sure MdAPA is successful in our legislative goals. Continued support and messaging will be critical this year to make sure our voices are heard that access to quality healthcare providers should greatly be improved upon in the state of Maryland.

Read the MdAPA Issue Talking Points here.

Comparison of States

Issue

Delaware

District of Columbia

Maryland

Virginia

West Virginia

Practice Agreement/
Notification Required

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Board Approves Agreement/Notification

No

No

Yes

No

No

PAs Practice in Collaboration

Yes

Yes*

No

Yes

Yes

Scope of Practice Determined at the Practice Site

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Differentiation Made Between

 “Core” versus “Advanced” Duties

No

No

Yes

No

No

The District of Columbia uses “collaboration” when referring to PA practice in statute. Regulations have yet to be adopted to make this change. 

We need your assistance right now!

Our bill seeks 4 major changes in the PA statute in Maryland:

1-Elimination of delegation agreements, to reflect the current collaborative/ consultative environment at the practice level, instead of the outdated supervisory regulation.

2-Elimination of requirement to file and receive approval for advanced duties with the Maryland Board of Physicians. Credentialing of advanced duties should be determined at the practice/medical system level- NOT a state regulatory body.

3-Elimination of the requirement for a supervising physician's name and information to be on ALL prescriptions written by a PA- decreasing physician responsibility for PA medical practice, and administrative burden on PA’s

4-Elimination of the delegation agreement, which makes PA's ultimately responsible for the care they provide. This protects our physician colleagues.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any ideas, suggestions or questions at [email protected].

But we need your help! In order to make sure our profession grows, we need a strong membership base with involvement, and the funds to do so.

Please join the Maryland Academy of PA's, and contribute to our newly invigorated Political Action Committee so that we can continue to advocate for our patients, and focus more time on them, and less time on paperwork.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any ideas, suggestions or questions at [email protected].

Brandon McMullen, MPAS, PA-C
Legislative Director, Maryland Academy of PA's

MdAPA
PO Box 1252
Millersville, MD 21108
410-818-6272
[email protected]

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