Written Agreement Physician Assistant Pennsylvania
(vi) Deliver any drug unless it is packaged by physicians in accordance with applicable federal and state laws on the package. See §§ 16.93 and 16.94. (3) A medical assistant has the minimum standards for the prescription and dispensing of controlled substances set out in § 16.92 (on the prescription, administration and dispensing of controlled substances) and the regulations of the Ministry of Health for controlled substances, medicines, devices and cosmetics, 28 Pa. Code §§ 25.51–25.58 (on prescriptions) as well as the packaging and labelling of dispensed medicines. See §§ 16.93 and 16.94 (on the packaging and labelling of dispensed medicinal products) and 28 Pa. Code §§ 25.91–25.95 (on the labelling of medicines, appliances and cosmetics). (4) [A medical assistant shall countersign a copy of the prescription or seizure of the medical record for each prescription or dispenser within a reasonable time, which shall not exceed 3 days, unless a countersignature is prescribed earlier by regulation, policy within the medical care facility or the requirements of a third-party payer.] The attending physician must sign the patient`s file within 10 days. (4) The supervising physician [supervisor] shall visit the satellite site at least once a week and will spend sufficient time on site to supervise and personally verify the records [of each patient] of the selected patients seen by the physician assistant in that setting. The attending physician notes that these patient records have been verified. Supervision- [The personal control and direction exercised by the supervisor of the assistant physician over the medical services of the medical assistant. A constant physical presence of the physician assistant supervisor is not required as long as the physician assistant supervisor and the physician assistant are in contact with each other by radio, telephone or telecommunications or may be light. Supervision requires the availability of the physician assistant supervisor to the physician assistant.] An AP cannot charge for services independently. A PA cannot advertise its services independently.
A BP is not allowed to practice acupuncture. A PA can declare a patient dead. A MA cannot provide medical services outside of his or her written consent. The amendments to section 18.171 (with respect to the identification of physician assistants) retain the requirement that a PA bear an identification tag with the term “physician assistant”, but would change the requirement that it be in 16 points or more to an easy-to-read type. The font for 16 points is excessively large, especially for people with long or hyphenous names. Finally, the changes make the rules sexist. (c) This sub-chapter does not require medical care institutions to employ medical assistants or authorize their use on their premises. Physician Assistants may provide medical services to their attending physician`s inpatients if the medical care facility permits. (d) Physician assistants who are granted privileges by a medical care facility or who practise in a medical care facility must comply with the guidelines and requirements established by the facility. (a) [The Board of Directors shall adopt the American Hospital Formulary Service (AHFS) Therapeutic Pharmacological Classification to identify the drugs that a medical assistant may prescribe and deliver under the restrictions set out in paragraph (c). (a) The [approved] Board of Directors recognizes training programs for physician assistants accredited by the [Physician Assistant Accreditation Review Committee] and accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) (CAHEA), the Commission for the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Accreditation Review Commission (ARC-PA) or any subsequent body.