MTAPA Mission and Membership Benefits:
MTAPA is committed to serving PAs working in all fields of medicine in Montana. Whether you practice in rural Eastern Montana, where you are the only primary care practitioner, or you practice within a multi-specialty group, or a surgical specialty, MTAPA represents your interests in several ways including:
* MTAPA lobbies on your behalf when state legislative bills are introduced or administrative rules are proposed that affect your scope of practice as defined in Montana Law.
* MTAPA provides a Liaison to the Montana Board of Medical Examiners (BOME). The BOME determines the administrative rules that govern our practice.
* MTAPA lobbies on federal legislation affecting PAs and/or their patients.
* CME: MTAPA provides an excellent Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conference. Our Annual General Membership Meeting also occurs during this conference.
* Professional Opportunities: MTAPA provides leadership, mentoring and networking opportunities.
* MTAPA promotes the PA profession through the education of professionals and the general public.
MTAPA MEMBERSHIP is open to:
Practicing Physician Assistants (PAs), retired PAs, PA students, supervising physicians and other advocates of the profession. Membership applications and renewals are available on-line, or can be downloaded, printed and mailed to our office. We invite you to share your voice with the MTAPA Board and Leadership. Join MTAPA and become an intricate part of your state chapter.
* Fellow members must be members of the AAPA, and are PAs licensed and practicing in Montana. Moreover, Fellows have graduated from a PA program certified by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), or successor agency that is approved by the AAPA House of Delegates.
Fellow members shall have full voting privileges on state and national issues and may hold elected office. AAPA members who belong to more than one constituent chapter may vote on AAPA issues in only one constituent chapter.
$100 annual membership fee
* Associate members are PAs licensed and practicing in MT. They have graduated from a PA program certified by CAHEA, CAAHEP or successor agency that is approved by the AAPA House of Delegates.
Associate members shall enjoy all privileges of Fellow members except that they may not participate in issues relating to the AAPA such as: voting for delegates, submitting AAPA resolutions, or representing the chapter in the AAPA House of Delegates. Non-fellow members may not hold office.
$100 annual membership fee
* Affiliate members are persons who do not meet the qualifications for Fellow or Associate members, but who wish to maintain membership in this organization for the purpose of supporting or enhancing the practice of physician assistants in the state of Montana.
Affiliate members shall be entitled to all the privileges of Fellow members except those of holding office and voting.
$65 annual membership fee
* Retired members are PAs who live in Montana, and have fully retired from practicing medicine. Retired members must have graduated from a PA program certified by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), or successor agency that is approved by the AAPA House of Delegates.
Retired members shall have full voting privileges on state issues. They may vote on national issues and may hold elected office if they maintain AAPA membership.
$50 annual membership fee
* Student members are enrolled in a CAHEA, CAAHEP or successor agency approved physician assistant program. Applicants for student membership must verify their student status in a manner acceptable to the board of directors. (They do not have to attend a PA program in Montana. They may have prior or current residence in Montana, or hope to work in Montana, or attend a PA program in Montana.)
Student members shall be entitled to the privilege of the floor, but have no vote, nor can they hold any office except for the elected Student Representative. The Student Representative shall be elected by his or her MTAPA student member peers. The Student Representative shall enjoy all rights and privileges including formal vote, except in matters relating to AAPA.
$35.00 bi-annual (two year) membership fee