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
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.
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 Boardâ€™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.
For more information, please contact Dominick Spatafora, Legislative Liaison, at (480) 551-2712.
Year 2000 - 2001 Joint Board Calendar
The following are the dates for the year 2001 meetings and events:
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:
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.