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The Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants leads the PA profession to the State Capitol. By monitoring legislation and health care initiatives affecting PAs, WAPA’s Legislative & Governmental Affairs committee stands ready to act on issues that will improve the PA practice environment.

The Legislative & Governmental Affairs Committee monitors and reviews legislation and health care initiatives affecting PAs and consumers of health care services and recommends action to the Board either to support or oppose such legislation. 

WAPA’s Grassroots Network: Your Voice Counts… Let It Be Heard!

WAPA members can help bring the PA profession to the forefront of healthcare:

  • Pay attention to what’s happening in Madison

  • Be willing to email, mail, call or even visit your legislators

  • Participate in WAPA’s Grassroots Network. If your legislator is connected to an important piece of legislation that could affect PAs, the Legislative Affairs Committee may ask you to contact your legislator, and will help you prepare talking points.

Become a Key Contact

The key to success in the legislative arena is getting your voice heard. While all communications with lawmakers are critical, hundreds of messages are received from constituents every day. Key Contacts are those who have an existing relationship with a lawmaker. Some of the most ordinary relationships can open doors to getting the message through. You might be a Key Contact if:

  • You have a legislator as a patient

  • You are acquaintances with a legislator through mutual friends, church groups or civic organizations

  • Your child is friends with the child of a lawmaker

Help WAPA communicate effectively with the Wisconsin legislature. Contact the WAPA office if you would like some pointers on how to maximize the potential of your Key Contact relationship with a legislator.

Legislative News & Updates

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