SEMPA has responded to a number of statements published by AAEM and by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association (AAEM/RSA) commenting on PA and NP practice in emergency medicine. In these responses SEMPA has respectfully stated our stance and our desire to communicate and collaborate with our physician colleagues. Unfortunately, AAEM and AAEM/RSA have never responded to our requests. Of note, SEMPA has made another attempt to seek a dialogue with these organizations.
In 2018, SEMPA was asked to and participated on ACEP’s workforce taskforce.This Taskforce was examining the collaboration with Advance Practice Providers (APPs). SEMPA representatives were able to advocate for the best practices regarding EMPA utilization and dispel some misconceptions.
SEMPA has been invited by the current physician workforce taskforce participants to collaborate as one of the lead organizations in evaluating the proposed actions which involve PA emergency medicine practice. SEMPA will keep its membership informed as the developments occur.