4730-2-07 Standards for prescribing.

For purposes of this rule, the term "certificate to prescribe" includes the provisional certificate to prescribe and the full certificate to prescribe issued by the board pursuant to section 4730.44 of the Revised Code.

(A) A physician assistant who holds a current valid certificate to prescribe and who has been granted physician-delegated prescriptive authority by a supervising physician may prescribe a drug or therapeutic device provided the prescription is in accordance with all of the following:

(1) The extent and conditions of the physician-delegated prescriptive authority, granted by the supervising physician who is supervising the physician assistant in the exercise of the authority, for the prescription of drugs and devices listed on the formulary set forth rules promulgated by the board;

(2) The requirements of Chapter 4730. of the Revised Code;

(3) The requirements of Chapters 4730-1, 4730-2, 4731-11, and 4731-21 of the Administrative Code; and

(4) The requirements of state and federal law pertaining to the prescription of drugs and therapeutic devices.

(B) A physician assistant who holds a current valid certificate to prescribe who has been granted physician-delegated prescriptive authority by a supervising physician shall prescribe in a valid prescriber-patient relationship. This includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Obtaining a thorough history of the patient;

(2) Conducting a physical examination of the patient;

(3) Rendering or confirming a diagnosis;

(4) Prescribing medication, ruling out the existence of any recognized contraindications;

(5) Consulting with the supervising physician when necessary; and

(6) Properly documenting these steps in the patient's medical record.

(C) The physician assistant's prescriptive authority shall not exceed the prescriptive authority of the supervising physician under whose supervision the prescription is being written, including but not limited to, any restrictions imposed on the physician's practice by action of the United States drug enforcement administration or the state medical board of Ohio.

(D) A physician assistant holding a current valid certificate to prescribe and who has been granted physician-delegated prescriptive authority by a supervising physician to prescribe controlled substances shall apply for and obtain the United States drug enforcement administration registration prior to prescribing any controlled substances.

(E) A physician assistant holding a current valid certificate to prescribe and who has been granted physician-delegated prescriptive authority by a supervising physician shall not prescribe the following:

(1) Any drug or device to perform or induce an abortion; or

(2) Any schedule II controlled substance.

(F) A physician assistant holding a current valid certificate to prescribe and who has been granted physician-delegated prescriptive authority by a supervising physician shall include on each prescription the certificate number of the physician assistant's certificate to prescribe, and, where applicable, shall include the physician assistant's DEA number.

Effective: 10/31/2007
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/31/2012
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4730.07 , 4730.39
Rule Amplifies: 4730.41