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49 Pa. Code § 18.162. Emergency medical services.

§ 18.162. Emergency medical services.

 (a)  A physician assistant may only provide medical service in an emergency medical care setting if the physician assistant has training in emergency medicine, functions within the purview of the physician assistant’s written agreement and is under the supervision of the supervising physician.

 (b)  A physician assistant licensed in this Commonwealth or licensed or authorized to practice in any other state who is responding to a need for medical care created by a declared state of emergency or a state or local disaster (not to be defined as an emergency situation which occurs in the place of one’s employment) may render care consistent with relevant standards of care.


   The provisions of this §  18.162 amended under sections 8, 13 and 36 of the Medical Practice Act of 1985 (63 P. S. § §  422.8, 422.13 and 422.36).


   The provisions of this §  18.162 amended August 13, 1993, effective August 14, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 3780; amended November 17, 2006, effective November 18, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7009. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (222934) to (222935).

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