4730.203 Delegation of administration of drug.

(A) Acting pursuant to a supervision agreement, a physician assistant may delegate performance of a task to implement a patient's plan of care or, if the conditions in division (C) of this section are met, may delegate administration of a drug. Subject to division (D) of section 4730.03 of the Revised Code, delegation may be to any person. The physician assistant must be physically present at the location where the task is performed or the drug administered.

(B) Prior to delegating a task or administration of a drug, a physician assistant shall determine that the task or drug is appropriate for the patient and the person to whom the delegation is to be made may safely perform the task or administer the drug.

(C) A physician assistant may delegate administration of a drug only if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The physician assistant has been granted physician-delegated prescriptive authority and is authorized to prescribe the drug.


The drug is not a controlled substance.

(3) The drug will not be administered intravenously.

(4) The drug will not be administered in a hospital inpatient care unit, as defined in section 3727.50 of the Revised Code; a hospital emergency department; a freestanding emergency department; or an ambulatory surgical facility licensed under section 3702.30 of the Revised Code.

(D) A person not otherwise authorized to administer a drug or perform a specific task may do so in accordance with a physician assistant's delegation under this section.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 259, §1, eff. 3/20/2019.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 110, §1, eff. 10/15/2015.