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49 Pa. Code § 25.182. Physician assistants and emergency departments.

§ 25.182. Physician assistants and emergency departments.

 A physician assistant may provide medical care or services in an emergency department so long as he has training in emergency medicine, functions under specific protocols which govern his performance, and is under the direct supervision of a physician with whom he has ready contact and who is willing to assume full responsibility for the physician assistant’s performance. A physician assistant may not substitute for a physician who is ‘‘on call’’ in the emergency department.


   The provisions of this §  25.182 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 §  25.182 adopted April 23, 1982, effective April 24, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1332.

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