4730.17 Processing of application for physician supervisory plan.

(A) On receipt of a complete application for approval of a physician supervisory plan submitted under section 4730.15 of the Revised Code, the state medical board shall process the application as follows:

(1) Not later than sixty days after receiving the application, the board shall approve or disapprove the plan or that portion of the plan under which one or more physician assistants will be authorized to perform the services specified in division (A) of section 4730.09 of the Revised Code. The board shall provide written notice of its decision to the applicant.

(2) If the applicant is seeking approval of a physician supervisory plan under which the supervising physician will delegate to one or more physician assistants the performance of special services, the board shall submit the special services portion of the plan to the board's physician assistant policy committee at the committee's next regularly scheduled meeting. The committee shall review the special services portion of the physician supervisory plan and form a recommendation as to whether the board should approve or disapprove inclusion of all or some of the special services in the plan. The committee, on a case-by-case basis, may request documentation from the applicant certifying that additional education and training will have been provided to or obtained by each physician assistant who is given authority to perform the special services to ensure that the physician assistant is qualified to perform the services. The committee shall submit its recommendation for approval or disapproval to the board not later than sixty days after receiving the special services portion of the plan. Not later than sixty days after receiving the committee's recommendation, the board shall approve or disapprove the special services portion of the physician supervisory plan. The board shall provide written notice of its decision to the applicant and the committee.

(B) After a physician supervisory plan has been approved, the holder of the plan may apply for an addendum to the plan for authorization to delegate to one or more physician assistants the performance of a special service that was not included at the time the plan was approved. An application for an addendum to an approved physician supervisory plan shall be submitted in the same manner that an application for approval of an original plan is submitted under section 4730.15 of the Revised Code. The application shall be processed in same manner that an application for approval of an original physician supervisory plan is processed under division (A) of this section.

(C) A physician supervisory plan approved under this section is valid until the supervising physician for whom the plan was approved, or the group of supervising physicians for which the plan was approved, notifies the board that the plan should be canceled or replaced.

Cite as R.C. § 4730.17

History. Effective Date: 05-17-2006