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Montana Considers Allowing Physician Assistants to Practice Independently

Megan Zawacki started working at St. Peter's Health in Helena, Montana, in 2020 as a physician assistant trained in treating addiction. She had gone through specialized training that allowed her to prescribe Suboxone, a medication to fight opioid addiction, but she couldn't do so for six months.

That's because Zawacki was hired to work with a doctor who specialized in addiction medicine, but that...


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