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49 Pa. Code § 25.181. Physician assistants in medical care facilities.


§ 25.181. Physician assistants in medical care facilities.

 (a)  This chapter may not be construed to require medical care facilities to accept physician assistants or to use them within their premises. It is appropriate for the physician assistant to provide services to the hospitalized patients of the supervising physician under the supervision of that physician, if the medical care facility permits it.

 (b)  The medical staff of the facility should recommend to the facility’s governing authority the establishment of a standing committee to develop standards and procedures for physician assistants provided they are consistent with this chapter governing physician assistant utilization and prohibition.

 (c)  Physician assistants employed directly by medical care facilities shall perform services only under the supervision of a clearly identified and registered supervising physician and physician shall supervise no more than two physician assistants.


   The provisions of this §  25.181 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 (63 P. S. § §  271.10(h) and 271.16).


   The provisions of this §  25.181 adopted April 23, 1982, effective April 24, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1332.

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