March 9, 2023 – CBC PEI: Two PEI political parties are looking to physician assistants to help solve the province’s health-care crisis.
The Progressive Conservative and Green parties have included the advanced practice health-care practitioners as part of their election platforms.
Physician assistants are already licensed to work in several other provinces.
They’re trained to work with doctors in a variety of settings — like clinics, family practices, emergency departments and operating rooms.
Erin Sephton, the PEI chapter president of the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants, said PAs take some of the workload from doctors, which ultimately improves access to care for patients.
Read the full CBC PEI story by Maggie Brown here