The following states have proposed or passed legislation that places fewer restrictions on physician assistants, as reported by Becker's:
- Arizona — State Rep. Selena Bliss drafted a bill that would limit current regulations for physician assistants to help with healthcare in rural areas of the state.
- Colorado — Legislators are proposing a bill that would allow physician assistants to provide more services without physician supervision.
- Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa has signed into law legislation that allows physician assistants to practice independent of a supervising physician.
- Massachusetts — New legislation in Massachusetts would allow physician assistants to practice with fewer restrictions.
- Montana — Lawmakers proposed legislation that would allow for more physician assistants to practice without physician supervision.
- New York — Legislators in New York are pushing for a bill that would make permanent a state executive order that has allowed physician assistants to practice without a supervising physician since March 2020.
- South Carolina — State lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 553, which would allow physician assistants with 6,000 hours of training to practice without a supervising physician.
- Tennessee — Legislators are pushing for a bill that would lessen restrictions on physician assistants.
- West Virginia — Legislators are looking to pass Senate Bill 650, which would allow physician assistants to own their own practice.