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What is CPSA’s responsibility regarding physician assistants?

Posted January 27, 2021

On April 1, 2021, CPSA started regulating PAs. We have long supported physician assistant regulation, and have been engaged with PAs since 2010. Before the start of formal regulation, we had more than 60 PAs on our voluntary listing.

Registered PAs will continue to practise under physician supervision and like physicians, they will have to pay annual fees, hold liability insurance and follow CPSA’s Standards of Practice. They will also be responsible for complying with our continuing competence requirements.