S.S. Health care workforce reviews . The 15-page report, titled The Function of Physician Assistants in HEALTHCARE Delivery, is available for download at the NGA internet site now. We thank the NGA for assisting to articulate to governors and legislators the worthiness that PAs have to individuals and the healthcare program when authorized to apply medicine near the top of their medical license. The NGA record is certainly released amid a two-year trend of claims modernizing scope-of-practice laws and regulations and eliminating outdated regulations that impede PAs' capability to practice medicine. So far in 2014, 46 says and the District of Columbia have updated PA laws and regulations, while 43 states and the District of Columbia modernized such laws in 2013, according to AAPA.