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Canada Needs PAs Video Refresh

November 30th, 2022

The CanadaNeedsPAs video has been updated to reflect the state of the health care system post-pandemic, and the need for more training spots and PA programs. Check out the video and be sure to share it on your social media… Read more »

CAPA Meets with Federal Minister of Health

November 30th, 2022

CAPA President, Kevin Dickson and Nova Scotia, Alternate Director, Erin Sephton met with the Minister of Health, The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos on July 12th in Halifax, Nova Scotia to discuss the importance of adding PAs to the HHR strategy, provide… Read more »

Health Professionals from across Canada call on Quebec Government to let them help

November 30th, 2022

Canada’s Physician Assistants say it’s time for Quebec to introduce PAs into the health system to help reduce wait times and improve access QUÉBEC CITY – November 11, 2022 – With the National Assembly in view from their three-day conference,… Read more »

Canada’s Physician Assistants (PAs) express strong disappointment in the BC Government’s HHR plan that leaves BC’s PAs on the sidelines.

November 30th, 2022

Canada’s PAs called on the BC government to immediately allow BC PAs to practice in the province and help other health professionals tackle the challenges facing the health system. The Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA), that represents Canada’s Physician… Read more »

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Physician assistants are coming to emergency rooms, but what do they do?

January 24th, 2023

The provincial government is promising to add physician assistants to emergency departments as part of a long list of planned changes to improve emergency care in Nova Scotia… Read more.

Doctor calls on province to allow physician assistants to work in B.C.

December 14th, 2022

A doctor working in Port Hardy, B.C. — one of many communities dealing with a doctor shortage — says he could see more patients and help keep the town’s emergency room open if the province would let him hire physician… Read more »