On Aug. 25, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law Senate Bill 1585 modernizing the state’s PA practice act, which will allow PAs to expand their ability to provide top-notch medical care in Illinois.

The bill passed in both the House and the Senate without opposition and will allow PAs to better serve patients in rural and underserved areas and those covered by Medicaid. It also extends the PA practice act for Illinois’ 3,000 PAs until 2028.

The bill was chiefly sponsored by Senator Iris Y. Martinez and Rep. Cynthia Soto, together with 30 bipartisan cosponsors.

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