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49 Pa. Code § 25.191. Physician assistant identification.


§ 25.191. Physician assistant identification.

 (a)  No physician assistant may render medical services nor a permitted task as set forth in this chapter to a patient until the patient has been informed of the following:

   (1)  That the physician assistant is not a physician.

   (2)  That the physician assistant may perform the services required as an employee of the physician and as directed by the supervising physician.

   (3)  That the patient has the right not to be treated by the physician assistant if he so desires.

 (b)  It shall be the supervising physician’s responsibility to ensure that patients are apprised of subsection (a) and it shall further be his responsibility to be alert to patient complaints concerning the type or quality of services provided by the physician assistant.

 (c)  In the supervising physician’s office and a satellite operation, a notice plainly visible to patients shall be posted in a prominent place explaining the meaning of the term ‘‘physician assistant.’’ The supervising physician shall display his registration to supervise the office. The physician assistant’s license shall be prominently displayed in all facilities in which he may function. Duplicate certificates may be obtained from the Board if required.

 (d)  The physician assistant shall wear an identification tag which uses the term ‘‘Physician Assistant,’’ in 16 point type or larger, conspicuously worn.


   The provisions of this §  25.191 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); amended under sections 10(f) and (h), 10.1(c), 10.2(f) and 16 of the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act (63 P. S. § §  271.10(f) and (h), 271.10a(c), 271.10b(f) and 271.16).


   The provisions of this §  25.191 adopted April 23, 1982, effective April 24, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1332; amended January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 589. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (344845).

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