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Welcome to Montana Academy of Physician Assistants

The Montana Academy of Physician Assistants (MTAPA) is a professional organization serving PAs across Montana.  We represent PAs practicing in primary care, and those practicing in sub-specialties, including surgical specialties.  Whether your practice is in the plains of Eastern Montana, or along the Rocky Mountains of Western Montana, MTAPA provides a unifying voice for all PAs across our great state.




We have good news to announce for all Montana Physician Assistants!  On Friday, August 28th, the Rules and Laws Committee of the Board of Medical Examiners passed a motion to move our proposed rules change back to the full board for a final decision.  This likely represents removal of the state requirement for PAs to have 10% of our charts co-signed by a supervising physician.  You can see the full wording of the proposal on the website under "Board Of Medical Examiners" on the website.  This pertains specifically to Montana Annotated Code 24.156.1622 and .1623.  There will still be a requirement for first year or newly licensed PAs in the state to have some co-signature requirements for one year, but after that period of time the co-signature requirement is moved to the level of the practice. Thank-you to everyone who gave input and especially those that attended the hearing and spoke on behalf of MTAPA.  


2015 - 2016 MTAPA Board of Directors

Past President: William Hunt, PA-C

President: Heather Hart, PA-C

President-Elect: Larry Walker, PA-C

Treasurer: Christene McDonnell, PA-C

Secretary: Brenda Anderson, PA-C

House of Delegates: Dewey Halbohm, PA-C

Matt Zemake PA-C

Directors at Large: Megan Zewacki, PA-C

Tammy Scott, PA-C

Student Member: Susan Meyer, PA-S

BOME Liason: Katherine Tetrault, PA-C



 Attention All Physician Assistants:

We would urge you to follow the link here for information about a Federal House Bill (HB1202) that allows for PAs to order and provide Hospice care to their Medicare patients.  Please contact representative Zinke and let him know how PAs from around Montana feel about this issue.  For Mr. Zinke's contact information, please see the legislative tab on the webiste above.

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Thank you for your continued support, together we can accomplish much.

To Join MTAPA online,click here

To Renew your MTAPA membership,click here



 What does MTAPA do for me?  

MTAPA's Mission & Member Benefits

To see membership benefits, click here

Join or renew your membership today!




To Contact MTAPA:

Please email us at
Call (406) 443-4037
Or send correspondence to:

     2021 11th Avenue, Suite 1
     Helena, MT  59601 
     Fax:  (406) 443-4042



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