Alberta Health Minister Responds to Calls for PA Regulation

On Friday, May 8 we were thrilled to see Minister of Health Tyler Shandro and UCP MLA Shane Getson discuss physician assistants in the Alberta legislature.

This follows our April 23 letter and briefing note to the Minister recommending an earlier timeline for regulation and identifying how PAs could be better leveraged during the pandemic. We also reminded the government that PA regulation aligns with the McKinnon Report recommendations to maximize the scope of practice of other health care professionals.