Missouri academy of physician assistants

AAPA Report: Missouri PAs Now Able to Sign Death Certificates

September 25, 2015 7:00 AM | Deleted user
On Sept. 16, the general assembly enacted legislation allowing PAs to sign death certificates over the objections of Governor Jay Nixon, who vetoed the bill in July.

Under this new law, PAs will be added to the list of healthcare professionals who may complete the medical certification necessary to issue a death certificate in Missouri. This helps address complications caused by delays in a death certificate being issued to family members. 

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