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49 Pa. Code § 25.172. Prohibitions.

§ 25.172. Prohibitions.

 (a)  A supervising physician may not permit a physician assistant to independently practice medicine. Supervision shall be maintained at all times.

 (b)  A physician assistant may not:

   (1)  Maintain or manage an office separate and apart from the supervising physician’s primary office for treating patients unless the Board has granted the supervising physician specific permission to establish a satellite operation under §  25.175 (relating to physician assistants and satellite operations).

   (2)  Independently bill patients for services provided.

   (3)  Independently delegate a task assigned to him by his supervising physician to another individual; list his name independently in a telephone directory or otherwise advertise, using the title ‘‘Physician Assistant’’ or ‘‘P.A.’’ or another term in a manner which would indicate that he functions as an independent health care provider.

   (4)  Perform acupuncture.

   (5)  Pronounce a patient dead.


   The provisions of this §  25.172 issued under section 506 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  186); and sections 10(h) and 16 of the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act; amended under section 16 of the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act (63 P. S. §  271.16); and section 902(b) of the Health Care Services Malpractice Act (40 P. S. §  1301.902(b)).


   The provisions of this §  25.172 adopted April 23, 1982, effective April 24, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1332; amended January 10, 1992, effective January 11, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 209. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (119310) to (119311).

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