To All Arizona Licensed Physician Assistants:
The Arizona Board of Physician Assistants ("ARBoPA") is aware that PAs in Arizona have been experiencing challenges regarding prescribing opioid medication, and have been limited to a maximum of 72 hours per prescription.
Please know that the ARBoPA takes this issue very seriously and is actively working with our partners at the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants (“ASAPA”), the Arizona Pharmacy Board, and Arizona Legislature to resolve this issue legislatively with as little additional disruption to PA practice as possible.
We will continue to update you as the situation develops.
Thank you for your continued commitment to the safe and effective service to the people of Arizona.
Patricia McSorley, Executive Director