CAPA History

Over the past 41 years, CAPA has been the driving force to advance and protect the PA profession here in California. There is no other organization working solely for California PAs. In 2018, California PAs enjoy a PA Practice Act that was largely crafted by the work of CAPA. There is still much to do, but California PAs have fought hard for some tremendous changes that have advanced the profession here in California.

We invite you to take a peek at the timeline presented at the 2016 CAPA Conference as we celebrated CAPA’s 40th Anniversary. This timeline only allows space for a few, key highlights from each year. There is so much more CAPA has done and continues to do every day and year. The support of CAPA members is integral as we bring bold, new proposals to modernize PA practice in California.


Legislative and Regulatory Milestones

CAPA is constantly monitoring and taking action on legislation that can affect PA Practice here in California. View CAPA’s Legislative and Regulatory Milestones over the past 40+ years including sponsored legislation that allows California PAs to write prescriptions, sign for DMV physicals, reduce the number of charts that must be countersigned, reduce the ratio of physicians and PAs, obtain fluoroscopy permits, certify disability and so much more.