4730.04 Disaster or emergency medical care.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Disaster" means any imminent threat or actual occurrence of widespread or severe damage to or loss of property, personal hardship or injury, or loss of life that results from any natural phenomenon or act of a human.

(2) "Emergency" means an occurrence or event that poses an imminent threat to the health or life of a human.

(B) Nothing in this chapter prohibits any of the following individuals from providing medical care, to the extent the individual is able, in response to a need for medical care precipitated by a disaster or emergency:

(1) An individual who holds a certificate to practice as a physician assistant issued under this chapter;

(2) An individual licensed or authorized to practice as a physician assistant in another state;

(3) An individual credentialed or employed as a physician assistant by an agency, office, or other instrumentality of the federal government.

(C) For purposes of the medical care provided by a physician assistant pursuant to division (B)(1) of this section, both of the following apply notwithstanding any supervision requirement of this chapter to the contrary:

(1) The physician who supervises the physician assistant pursuant to a physician supervisory plan approved by the state medical board under section 4730.17 of the Revised Code is not required to meet the supervision requirements established under this chapter.

(2) The physician designated as the medical director of the disaster or emergency may supervise the medical care provided by the physician assistant.

Cite as R.C. § 4730.04

History. Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.161, HB 284, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.