Highlights from the August 29, 2001 Meeting of the Joint Board on the Regulation of Physician Assistants 

Welcome to the Joint Board Highlights, a synopsis of events at each Joint Board Meeting

Summary of Joint Board Actions

During its August 29, 2001 meeting, the Board voted to issue:

·         1 Cancellation of License with Cause

·         1  Probation

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 Election of Officers and New Joint Board Member Appointment

The Joint Board on the Regulation of Physician Assistants held its annual election of officers and introduced new leadership to carry the Joint Board forward into its next phase of development. Barry Cassidy, P.A.-C, Ph.D. replaced Rick Christensen, P.A.-C. as Chairman and Anna Marie Prassa was voted Vice-Chairperson. 

Additionally, Ms. Foutz, Executive Director, welcomed G. Bradley Klock, D.O., and Randy Danielsen, P.A., to the Joint Board. Dr. Klock was appointed by the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners on March 13, 2001 and P.A. Danielsen was appointed by Governor Hull on July 10, 2001.

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Legislative Update


The Joint Board Legislative Sub-Committee presented a document outlining the history of the Joint Board and Considerations for the Year 2002 Legislative Session.  After completing one of its most productive and successful years, the Joint Board is dedicated to become an agency which is more responsive to the public and more accountable to its regulatory mission.


The Sub-Committee also presented the Sunrise Application and proposed legislative framework to the Board.  The Joint Board cordially invites all stakeholders of the Joint Board community to participate in the creation of its 2002 bills.  The meeting will take place at the Board’s offices on September 18, 2001 at 9:00 a.m.  Board staff will be recommending the following bills:


·        An administrative bill that only contains operational provisions.  These provisions have been successfully enacted by the Arizona Board of Medical Examiners (BOMEX) during the past three legislative sessions.

·        A Prop 108 bill that addresses Joint Board fees

·        A bill that results from the Arizona Sunrise process giving physician assistants appropriately expanded scope of practice provisions to match current training and education that will provide better healthcare service to all Arizona citizens.


A copy of the Sunrise Application and the Considerations for Year 2002 Legislative Session are available for review.


For more information, please contact Dominick Spatafora, Legislative Liaison, at (480) 551-2712.

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Year 2000 - 2001 Joint Board Calendar

The following are the dates for the year 2001 meetings and events:

·         Regular Meetings

February 28, 2001
May 16, 2001
August 29, 2001
November 14, 2001

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Next Joint Board Meeting

The next Full Board meeting will take place November 14, 2001 at the Board of Medical Examiners' Office:

9545 E. Doubletree Ranch Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85258-5539

To get there:
From the South- Take Interstate 101 to 90th St. & Shea exit. Head north to Via Linda
From the North East West- From the intersection of Shea and 90th St., head south on 90th St. to Via Linda.

Take Via Linda east to 95th St. Head south on 95th Street until you reach San Salvador Dr. Turn east on San Salvador Dr. then head south on 95th Way. 95th Way will run into Doubletree Ranch Rd. The office is the north blue building at 9545 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.

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