SB 830
Modifies provisions relating to physician assistant supervision
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Last Action:
3/1/2012 - Second Read and Referred S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SB 830 - Currently, a physician assistant must work in the same facility as the supervising physician 66% of the time and never more than 30 miles from the location of the physician. This act mandates that the physician assistant must practice in the same facility where the physician routinely practices. The physician must be immediately available in person or by telecommunication when the physician assistant is providing care. Supervision distance waivers are eliminated.

The act requires supervising physicians and physician assistants to attest that the physician assistant will practice only to the extent of his or her training and experience. Failure of a physician to appropriately supervise a physician assistant shall be considered unprofessional conduct which may subject them to discipline by the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.

This act is similar to SB 2094 (2012).