Physician Assistant Laws, Titles, and More!

January 18, 2023


There is no cost to attend. Preceptors and clinical instructors are invited to attend.

Register through Zoom.


A clinical instructor is an experienced practitioner who provides supervision during clinical practice and facilitates the application of theory to practice for students and staff learners. They assist the learner by setting expectations, providing effective feedback about their performance, and providing appropriate opportunities to meet their learning objectives.

Des Moines University supports healthcare providers who choose to actively participate in the education of our students by offering excellent clinical training opportunities. Clinical instructors not only transmit skills but are mentors who convey the core values important to Des Moines University: accountability, collaboration, honesty, inclusiveness, and wellness. 

Clinical instructors do what no textbook or classroom can accomplish. As a result, the students benefit from the community-based experience, while preceptors benefit from integrating new ideas and techniques into their practices currently taught in academic health sciences institutions. Join us for a series of educational opportunities which provide precepting pearls to aid in shaping the next generation of clinicians.


This session will provide an overview of Physician Assistant practice. The speakers will review current PA practice laws in Iowa and nationally. Ideal participants include physicians, PAs, ARNPs, clinic/hospital administrators, educators, etc. 

Key Topics

  • State PA Practice Laws (Iowa)
  • Documentation
  • Prescribing
  • AAPA
  • Optimal Team Practice (OTP)
  • Iowa PA Board
  • Iowa Medical Board
  • Supervisory Agreement
  • PA Education
  • NCCPA Certification and Licensing

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the current landscape of PA practice. 
  2. Interpret current PA practice laws. 
  3. Discuss collaborative PA-physician relationships. 


Laura Delaney, MPAS, PA-C, began her medical career as a registered nurse. She graduated from Des Moines University’s PA Program in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  She worked as a PA-C in the emergency room and general pediatrics before joining the faculty at Des Moines University in 2008. She completed her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2009. Laura is currently the Director of Clinical Education for the DMU PA program and continues to work in a pediatric clinic one day per week. Laura is active in the Iowa Physician Assistant Society (IPAS), volunteering on the CME committee and the legislative committee, and is an active Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Associates (DFAAPA). Full biography.

Holland Taylor, MSPAS, PA-C, has been a Physician Assistant for over 15 years (DMU Class of 2007). She has practiced clinically in family medicine and urgent care. Her academic experience includes several years of clinical precepting and seven years as full-time Physician Assistant program faculty. Since 2019, Holland has served as the Director and Department Chair of the Physician Assistant program at Des Moines University. Holland is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA), the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), and the Iowa Physician Assistant Society (IPAS). Full biography.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­A
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 0.75 CPME
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/18/2023 - 12:15pm CST
Event ends: 
01/18/2023 - 12:55pm CST

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 continuing education contact hours.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Laura Delaney, MPAS, PA-C - Planning Committee Member and Speaker
  • Kim Fairley - Coordinator and Planning Committee Member
  • Holland Taylor, MSPAS, PA-C - Activity Director, Planning Committee Member, and Speaker


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­A
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 0.75 CPME


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There is no cost to attend. Preceptors and clinical instructors are invited to attend.

Register through Zoom.