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From the Texas Medical Board - 28 May 2021:

American Academy of Physician Assistants votes to change the name of the physician assistant profession to “Physician Associate”

 

Recently, the American Academy of Physician Assistants voted to change the name of the physician assistant profession to “Physician Associate.”   

 

Under current Texas law, the use of the title “Physician Assistant” is required. The Texas Medical Board and Physician Assistant Board cannot allow use of any other title for the profession.  

 

Any change of the professional title requires legislative action.