SCS/SB 745 - Current law authorizes physicians to enter into a collaborative practice agreement with 3 advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) and a supervising agreement with 3 licensed physician assistants. This act authorizes physicians to enter into a collaborative practice agreement or a supervising agreement with 6 APRNs or licensed physician assistants, or any combination thereof.
Current law also states that a physician and a physician assistant in a supervisory agreement shall practice no further than 50 miles by road from each other. This act repeals the 50 mile limitation and states that the physician assistant shall practice within a geographic proximity to be determined by the Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.
This act is similar to the truly agreed CCS/HCS/SB 951 (2018), the truly agreed CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 718 (2018), SCS/HCS/HB 2127 (2018), SCS/HCS/HB 1574 (2018), HCS/HB 2233 (2018), and HB 244 (2017), and HB 1697 (2016)