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HB22-1095

Physician Assistant Collaboration Requirements

Concerning an expansion of a physician assistant's ability to practice, and, in connection therewith, changing the relationship between a physician assistant and a physician or podiatrist from supervision to collaboration for physician assistants with less experience or who are working in a new specialty, establishing the collaboration requirements, and requiring physician assistants with more experience to consult with the physician assistant's health-care team.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subject:
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The bill modifies the relationship between a physician assistant and a physician or podiatrist by removing the requirement that a physician assistant be supervised by a physician or podiatrist. Instead:

  • A physician assistant who has completed fewer than 3,000 hours of post-graduate clinical practice experience or who is beginning practice in a new specialty must enter into a collaborative plan with a physician; and
  • A physician assistant who has completed fewer than 3,000 hours of post-graduate clinical practice must enter into a collaborative plan with a podiatrist before practicing podiatry.

A physician assistant who has completed 3,000 or more practice hours or, for a physician assistant practicing a new specialty, has completed 2,000 practice hours in the new specialty and at least 3,000 total practice hours, is no longer required to maintain a collaborative plan and is instead required to consult with and refer to appropriate members of the physician assistant's health-care team based on a patient's condition; the physician assistant's education, experience, and competencies; and the standard of care. The bill specifies the requirements of the collaborative plan.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. S. Lontine, Rep. P. Will
Sen. C. Simpson, Sen. F. Winter

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Co-sponsor

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