Jefferson College Physician Assistant Class of 2016 Travels to Richmond for White Coats on Call

Friday, February 06 2015

On Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, the entire Physician Assistant (PA) Class of 2016 traveled to Richmond, Virginia, to participate in White Coats on Call. This is a day organized by the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) and the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants (VAPA) for Physician Assistants and Physician Assistant students from across the state to come and meet with state officials to lobby for upcoming legislation that will impact the PA profession and medical field. This year specifically, the group discussed three bills: to mandate childproof caps on liquid nicotine to prevent pediatric exposures, to streamline the process of preauthorization of prescriptions, and to improve the state workman's compensation program.