MAPA Action Alert

Our bills H.3205 and S.1085, An Act enabling physician assistants to authorize psychiatric and substance abuse holds, which would allow PAs to sign for Section 12 and Section 35 Holds are scheduled for a hearing on Monday, June 19th at 1:00 in front of the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use & Recovery (room B-1 at the State House). Read more...

MAPA Lobby Day

Please join us for MAPA Lobby Day at the State House on Wednesday, April 12th. Meet with fellow PAs at 9am followed by meetings with Representatives and Senators. Contact Sarah Christie:

If you are trying to reach MAPA, we have a new phone number: (978) 872-1701.

Our Mission

MAPA exists to serve and represent the Physician Assistant profession in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are committed to having a proactive influence on health care policy decision making, and to being an advocate that facilitates for the advancement of Massachusetts Physician Assistants at the state level. We are also committed to keeping our members apprised of evolving professional developments, and to providing quality educational and networking opportunities by sponsoring Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences and other events.

May 18, 2017

MAPA House of Delegates Representatives Oren Berkowitz, Cathy Hamel and Dave Probert - hard at work in Las Vegas.

August 2016

MAPA's Sheri Talbot and PA Program Directors meet with Governor Charlie Baker to discuss core competencies for PA opioid prescribing.