Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Physicians Assistants

Lobbying Interests:
Rules and regulation affecting health care, licensure and physician assistants practice in Wisconsin.

CEO Name:
Elizabeth Schumacher
Executive Director

Contact
ES
Elizabeth Schumacher
2810 Crossroads Drive, Suite 4000
Madison, WI 53718
(312) 618-0992
wapa@affinity-strategies.com
http://www.wapa.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Randall J Pirlot Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/5/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Andrew Engel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/5/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Catherine McDermott Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/5/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 146
Assembly Bill 146
Relating to: the practice of dental hygienists.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 20

For
Notification Date
3/31/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 227
Assembly Bill 227
Relating to: training grants for advanced practice clinicians and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/21/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 260
Assembly Bill 260
Relating to: physical examinations conducted by chiropractors; performance of medical examinations by chiropractors for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; chiropractic acupuncture and chiropractic dry needling; delegation of certain services ...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 180

Against
Notification Date
4/24/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 382
Assembly Bill 382
Relating to: screening school district employees for tuberculosis.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/24/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 529
Assembly Bill 529
Relating to: requirements for certain services covered under the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 119

For
Notification Date
10/17/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 582
Assembly Bill 582
Relating to: delegation of the practice of podiatry.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 227

Other
Notification Date
11/3/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Though WAPA has concerns with the bill, WAPA is working with the Wisconsin Podiatric Medical Association to allow podiatrists and PAs to collaborate together as part of a healthcare team.
Assembly Bill 680
Assembly Bill 680
Relating to: pharmacists and pharmacy students administering vaccines.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/9/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WAPA would support if amendment is adopted to require reporting to the Wisconsin Immunization Registry.
Assembly Bill 903
Assembly Bill 903
Relating to: various changes to statutes administered by the Department of Safety and Professional Services and attached credentialing boards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 329

Other
Notification Date
2/21/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WAPA opposes adoption of AA1, which would negatively affect the Nursing Workforce Data Program. WAPA supports changing the renewal date for physician assistants from March 1 of each odd-numbered year to March 1 of each even-numbered year.
Assembly Bill 907
Assembly Bill 907
Relating to: continuing education in prescribing controlled substances for certain health care practitioners; maintenance and detoxification treatment provided by physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers; requiring school boards to prov...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 262

For
Notification Date
2/7/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 1072
Assembly Bill 1072
Relating to: federal government waivers and other requests for federal approval; public assistance programs; waivers from work search and registration requirements for certain unemployment insurance benefit claimants; granting rule-making authority; and ma...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/4/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 114
Senate Bill 114
Relating to: the practice of dental hygienists.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 161
Senate Bill 161
Relating to: training grants for advanced practice clinicians and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/10/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 232
Senate Bill 232
Relating to: physical examinations conducted by chiropractors; performance of medical examinations by chiropractors for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; chiropractic acupuncture and chiropractic dry needling; delegation of certain services ...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/31/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 452
Senate Bill 452
Relating to: requirements for certain services covered under the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/17/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 477
Senate Bill 477
Relating to: delegation of the practice of podiatry.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
11/3/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Though WAPA has concerns with the bill, WAPA is working with the Wisconsin Podiatric Medical Association to allow podiatrists and PAs to collaborate together as part of a healthcare team.
Senate Bill 576
Senate Bill 576
Relating to: pharmacists and pharmacy students administering vaccines.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/8/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WAFP would support if amendment is adopted to require reporting to the Wisconsin Immunization Registry
Senate Bill 665
Senate Bill 665
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, modifying administrative rules related to worker's compensation, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-ma...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/8/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 767
Senate Bill 767
Relating to: continuing education in prescribing controlled substances for certain health care practitioners; maintenance and detoxification treatment provided by physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers; requiring school boards to prov...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: General Agency Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: General Agency Provisions

Notification Date
3/22/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health Services: Care and Treatment Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Care and Treatment Services

Notification Date
3/22/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
6/27/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Safety and Professional Services: Regulation of Professions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Regulation of Professions

Notification Date
3/22/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Community substance abuse service standards
Agency Name
Department of Health Services (DHS)

Subject
Community substance abuse service standards

SS 044_18
Other
Notification Date
10/23/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Mental health day treatment for children
Agency Name
Department of Health Services (DHS)

Subject
Mental health day treatment for children

SS 085_15
Other
Notification Date
10/23/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Physician assistants
Agency Name
Podiatry Affiliated Credentialing Board (Pod)

Subject
Physician assistants

SS 095_18
None
Notification Date
8/21/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Direct primary care
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Direct primary care

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/12/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Narcotic treatment providers, medication-assisted treatment, and related matters.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Narcotic treatment providers, medication-assisted treatment, and related matters.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/25/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Immunizations for students.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Immunizations for students.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
6/30/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Regulation, certification and licensing of physician assistants, as well as general matters relating to their practice of medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation, certification and licensing of physician assistants, as well as general matters relating to their practice of medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/11/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$21,176.65
2017
July - December
$24,730.72
2018
January - June
$21,112.36
2018
July - December
$21,128.26
Total $88,147.99
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
30.00
2017
July - December
23.25
2018
January - June
16.50
2018
July - December
9.00
Total 78.75
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
245.25
2017
July - December
243.00
2018
January - June
133.50
2018
July - December
129.25
Total 751.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: training grants for advanced practice clinicians and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: physical examinations conducted by chiropractors; performance of medical examinations by chiropractors for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; chiropractic acupuncture and chiropractic dry needling; delegation of certain services by a chiropractor; modifying various administrative rules promulgated by the Chiropractic Examining Board; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: training grants for advanced practice clinicians and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: delegation of the practice of podiatry.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: delegation of the practice of podiatry.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
7 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: requirements for certain services covered under the Medical Assistance program. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
12 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: pharmacists and pharmacy students administering vaccines.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: various changes to statutes administered by the Department of Safety and Professional Services and attached credentialing boards. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: physical examinations conducted by chiropractors; performance of medical examinations by chiropractors for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; chiropractic acupuncture and chiropractic dry needling; delegation of certain services by a chiropractor; modifying various administrative rules promulgated by the Chiropractic Examining Board; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: pharmacists and pharmacy students administering vaccines.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, modifying administrative rules related to worker's compensation, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: continuing education in prescribing controlled substances for certain health care practitioners; maintenance and detoxification treatment provided by physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers; requiring school boards to provide instruction about drug abuse awareness and prevention; graduate training of psychiatric nurses; training materials for social services workers handling substance abuse-related cases; substance abuse counseling and modifying and creating administrative rules related to substance abuse counseling; granting rule-making authority; and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
8 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
9 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
5 %
Total < 1%

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
60 %
2017
July - December
52 %
2018
January - June
72 %
2018
July - December
86 %
Total 64 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
3 %
2018
July - December
1 %
Total 1 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
19 %
2017
July - December
27 %
2018
January - June
8 %
2018
July - December
7 %
Total 18 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures