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CAPA Submissions on Reforming B.C.’s Regulatory Framework For Health Care Professionals

January 10th, 2020

The Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) has responded to consultation opportunities on the British Columbia Ministry of Health’s efforts to modernize the provincial health profession regulatory framework. Cayton Report In June 2019, the Government released and consulted on the… Read more »

Expanding physician assistants key to tackling shortage of health care providers and meeting needs of patients

November 27th, 2019

OTTAWA, November 27, 2019—On November 27 Canadian physician assistants (PAs) are marking National Physician Assistant Day and renewing their call for provincial and territorial governments to lift regulatory road blocks that prevent them from practicing in parts of the country… Read more »

A Message From CAPA’s President on Remembrance Day

November 11th, 2019

Today we remember more difficult times and the sacrifices of others.  Thank you to the PAs who give and have given so deeply of themselves for the safety and health of our country, and of people in need around the… Read more »

CAPA announces 4th annual Recognition Award recipients

October 29th, 2019

An emergency medicine PA at the forefront of advocacy, a physician who led Alberta’s Physician Assistant Demonstration Project, and an educator who has helped launch the careers of numerous PAs are the three individuals honoured this year with a recognition… Read more »

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‘Whether it’s 300 or 700, it’s not enough’: Canadian health care slow to adopt physician assistants

December 10th, 2019

At a time when hospitals and clinics across Canada are overburdened by rising demand for health care, there are concerns health authorities are overlooking one possible solution: physician assistants (PAs)… read more.

Sailing with Siblings

November 18th, 2019

When Captain Monica Phillips, a Regular Forces Physician Assistant, received her posting to HMCS Ottawa she knew it was coming with an added experience. For the first time in their more than 20-year careers, Capt Phillips and her brother Petty Officer… Read more »