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Physician Assistant Collaboration And Reimbursement

Concerning physician assistants, and, in connection therewith, establishing requirements for health benefit plans concerning physician assistants, changing the relationship between a physician and a physician assistant from supervision to collaboration, and establishing collaboration requirements.
2021 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill establishes requirements for health benefit plans related to health-care services provided by physician assistants and reimbursement for such services.

The bill also modifies the relationship between a physician assistant and a physician by removing the supervision requirement and replacing it with a requirement that a physician assistant collaborate with a physician. Formal collaboration with a physician is required only for a physician assistant with fewer than 5,760 hours of practice experience or who is beginning practice in a new specialty.

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




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

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



The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details