The Fine Print

1. Web Copyright Information

All pages within this Web site (“Site”) are the property of The California Academy of Physician Assistants and/or its affiliates. No portion of the materials on these pages may be reprinted, republished, or distributed in any form without the express written permission of The California Academy of Physician Assistants.

2. Trademark Notice

“The California Academy of Physician Assistants” and the “The California Academy of Physician Assistants” logo are trademarks and service marks of The California Academy of Physician Assistants (“CAPA”). All other trademarks, service marks and logos used in this Site are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners.

3. Disclaimer

This site, including any content or information contained within it or any site-related service, is provided “as is” with no representations or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement. You assume total responsibility for your use of this site, site-related services, and hyperlinked Web sites.

CAPA, its affiliates and its sponsors are neither responsible nor liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive, or other damages arising out of or relating in any way to the site, site- related services, content or information contained within the site, and/or any hyperlinked Web site. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with the site, site-related services, and/or hyperlinked Web sites is to stop using the site and/or those services.

Although CAPA attempts to ensure the integrity and accurateness of the Site, it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Site. It is possible that the Site could include inaccuracies or errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations could be made to the Site by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform CAPA so that it can be corrected. Information contained on the Site may be changed or updated without notice.

4. Confidential and Proprietary Information

CAPA does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through the Site. Please note that any information or material sent to CAPA will be deemed NOT to be confidential. By sending CAPA any information or material, you grant CAPA an unrestricted, irrevocable, world-wide, royalty free license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit, and distribute those materials or information, and you also agree that CAPA is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you send us for any purpose.

5. Links to Other Sites

CAPA makes no representations whatsoever about any other Web site that you may access though this Site. When you access a non-CAPA Web site, please understand that it is independent from CAPA, and that CAPA has no control over the content on that Web site. In addition, a hyperlink to a non-CAPA Web site does not mean that CAPA endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the linked site. Is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature.

6. Choice of Law and Venue

This Agreement is entered into in the State of California and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, exclusive of its choice of law rules. Each party to this Agreement submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the County of Orange in the State of California, and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. In any action to enforce this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys fees. In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

7. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between CAPA and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof, and any and all prior written or oral agreements between the parties are expressly canceled. In its sole discretion, CAPA may modify the terms of this Agreement by posting notice of such modification on a page of the Site entitled “Legal Notices” or “Legal Information” (or similar title) before the modification takes effect.


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As a convenience to our visitors, provides important links to sites related to PA practice in California and elsewhere. We hope you find them useful, but please note: CAPA is not responsible for the privacy practices of the sites listed on our various links pages.

Those applying to be CAPA members must agree to abide by the CAPA Code of Professional Conduct.

CAPA Code of Professional Conduct

    1. Members are required to respect the CAPA governing documents, including the CAPA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and Policy Manual.
    2. Members are required to abide by decisions that have legitimately been made by the appropriate bodies of CAPA.
    3. Members will refrain from activities that wrongfully damage the reputation or credibility of CAPA, its staff, membership, and/or its leaders.
    4. Members are expected to behave according the generally accepted professional standards and to refrain from fraudulent and otherwise unethical practices.
    5. Members are expected to adhere to AAPA’s Code of Ethics.
    6. Members may report any issues involving a potential violation of the CAPA Code of Professional Conduct directly, confidentially and anonymously to the Board of Directors or the Executive Director. All complaints of potential violations of the Code made in good faith will receive a fair and reasonable investigation conducted with the relevant internal and/or external assistance.

      Activities considered a breach of the CAPA Code of Professional Conduct include, but are not limited to:

    7. Any material misrepresentation of service, employment, or credentials in application for any class of membership, or made during the duration of membership, or made when serving as a volunteer leader of CAPA.
    8. Any activity intended to wrongfully disrupt the operations, credibility or unity of CAPA.
    9. Any act that violates the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and/or Policy Manual, such as using one’s position in CAPA to promote or advance personal, political, religious, or social agendas.
    10. Any act that misrepresents or violates CAPA’s 501(c)(6) status, that brings public disrepute upon CAPA, or that seeks to wrongfully undermine the purposes or programs of the association.
    11. Any defamation, vilification, or deceitful act, false accusation, or slander or libel against CAPA, its officers, members or staff.
    12. Any misrepresentation or use for any purpose other than the stated purposes of CAPA’s name, symbols, icons, trademarks, certificates, copyrighted material, purposes, activities, membership or member data, including any act, assertion, or implication of, affiliation with, sponsorship of, or approval by CAPA not permitted by CAPA.
    13. Any use, duplication, sale, disclosure or distribution, including direct or indirect contact of other members, as an individual or as a representative of any company or corporation, for any private, commercial or marketing purpose or use for any other purpose other than the stated purposes of CAPA of the CAPA name, symbols, icons, trademarks, certificates, copyrighted material, purposes, activities, membership or member data without prior written permission by CAPA
    14. Any wrongful disclosure, directly or indirectly, of any confidential information relating to CAPA business, staff, or other CAPA members.
    15. Any act in violation of a fiduciary or other trust exercised on behalf of CAPA.
    16. Any felonious violation of U.S. federal, state, or local laws or any prosecutable or indictable act, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, whether or not related to CAPA.
    17. Any conflict of interest or appearance of conflict of interest with CAPA’s Articles, purposes, neutrality or objectives if not resolved immediately and satisfactorily upon notification and concurrence of the Board of Directors.

CAPA’s Balance Sheet:

Notice to CAPA members is hereby given pursuant to CA Corporation Code Section 8321. Members of CAPA have the right to request and receive CAPA’s balance sheet, an income statement and a statement of cash flows for the most recent fiscal year. Please note that the names and addresses of current members are located at the CAPA office located at 2318 S. Fairview Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704. Requests for information should be in writing and delivered to the CAPA office.

CAPA Disciplinary Process is intended to provide members a fair opportunity for due process and is outlined in CAPA Bylaws and California Code of Corporations.

Andrew Bernal (CAPA Member #XX2440)
Status: EXPELLED September 9, 2014

In August 2014, a disciplinary action was commenced by the CAPA Board against CAPA member Andrew Bernal, based on the Board’s preliminary finding that Mr. Bernal’s conduct had been prejudicial to the interests of CAPA. Namely, the Board had preliminarily concluded that Mr. Bernal had purposefully and maliciously made repeated false statements and innuendo for the purpose of disrupting, discrediting and undermining CAPA and CAPA leadership. Mr. Bernal made these statements to CAPA members and at least one important pharmaceutical company financial sponsor of CAPA. Mr. Bernal was provided an opportunity to defend himself, and participated in the process by submitting his arguments and evidence to the designated impartial third party adjudicator. The adjudicator reviewed written arguments and evidence from Mr. Bernal and CAPA, both of which were submitted at the same time, and without either party having seen the arguments or evidence submitted by the other party prior to submittal of their own arguments and evidence.

Upon review of the arguments and evidence, the adjudicator rendered a decision of expulsion of Mr. Bernal from CAPA (Click here for adjudicator’s decision). Thus, as of September 9, 2014, Mr. Bernal’s membership in CAPA was terminated.

Larry Rosen (CAPA Member #XX6515)
Status: SUSPENDED for 2 years August 30, 2014

In August 2014, a disciplinary action was brought against CAPA member Larry Rosen, based on the Board’s preliminary finding that Mr. Rosen’s conduct had been prejudicial to the interests of CAPA. Namely, the Board had preliminarily concluded that Mr. Rosen had made repeated false statements pertaining to CAPA’s distribution of election-related materials for the purpose of discrediting and undermining a CAPA election and CAPA leadership. He was provided an opportunity to defend himself with an impartial third party adjudicator, but he chose not to pursue this avenue. Thus, as of August 30, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., his CAPA membership was suspended for a period of two (2) years.

NOTICE: CAPA regards these matters as concluded. CAPA believes it is in everyone’s best interest to avoid discussing these disciplinary matters, since those discussions — without having all of the facts at hand – will likely result in the distribution of misinformation. Those who have a specific, professional interest in the disciplinary matters (i.e., credentialing offices, certification or licensing agencies, or employers) who have written permission from the applicant to obtain such information should present their requests in writing to the Executive Director of CAPA, 2318 S. Fairview Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704.