4730.01 Physician assistant definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Physician assistant" means a skilled person qualified by academic and clinical training to provide services to patients as a physician assistant under the supervision, control, and direction of one or more physicians who are responsible for the physician assistant's performance.

(B) "Physician" means an individual who is authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, or podiatric medicine and surgery.

(C) "Health care facility" means any of the following:

(1) A hospital registered with the department of health under section 3701.07 of the Revised Code;

(2) A health care facility licensed by the department of health under section 3702.30 of the Revised Code;

(3) Any other facility designated by the state medical board in rules adopted pursuant to division (B)(2) of section 4730.08 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Special services" means the health care services that a physician assistant may be authorized to provide under the special services portion of a physician supervisory plan approved under section 4730.17 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 11-06-1996; 05-17-2006