About Us

OAPA was formed in 1978 to represent the physician assistant profession in Ohio.

History of OAPA and the PA Profession in Ohio


It is the mission of the association to:

  • Promote quality, cost-effective, accessible health care, and to promote the professional and personal development of physician assistants within the organization.
  • Provide the general membership with a forum for assembly regarding issues that relate to physician assistants.
  • Facilitate mutual assistance and support of physician assistants, health professionals and health services by organizing and disseminating health care information through forums, panels, and other similar programs concerning the delivery and quality of health care services within Ohio.

OAPA Bylaws

OAPA Policy Manual

Officer Job Descriptions