State Rep. Steve Davisson receives IAPA Health Care Advocacy Award

STATEHOUSE – The Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants recently presented their 2021 Health Care Advocacy Award to State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) for his work advancing the profession across Indiana.

The award honors those who through their leadership contribute to increasing access to high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care.

State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem)

“Physician assistants are essential in Indiana, especially in more rural communities where access to health care is often more limited,” Davisson said. “I will continue to advocate for legislation eliminating burdens placed on these professionals so that Hoosiers can have access to the medical care that best fits their needs.”

According to IAPA, Davisson received the honor because of his advocacy for health care in rural areas and for supporting legislative efforts that foster a best practice environment for physician assistants across the state.

“Representative Davisson has been an ally in supporting the physician assistant profession through legislative efforts that foster the best practice environment for years,” said Andrew Chastain, president of the Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants Board of Directors. “He resides and serves a rural district, and knows firsthand the challenges these communities face in trying to access care. IAPA would like to thank him for his continued support of health care for all Hoosiers.”

Davisson, a pharmacist, is the vice chair of the House Public Health Committee. This session he championed a new law allowing physician assistants to make home health service referrals to give Hoosiers access to adequate care more quickly. 

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