4730.42 Supervising physician's delegation authority - limitations.

(A) In granting physician-delegated prescriptive authority to a particular physician assistant who holds a certificate to prescribe issued under this chapter, the supervising physician is subject to all of the following:

(1) The supervising physician shall not grant physician-delegated prescriptive authority for any drug or therapeutic device that is not listed on the physician assistant formulary adopted under section 4730.39 of the Revised Code as a drug or therapeutic device that may be included in the physician-delegated prescriptive authority granted to a physician assistant.

(2) The supervising physician shall not grant physician-delegated prescriptive authority for any drug or device that may be used to perform or induce an abortion.

(3) The supervising physician shall not grant physician-delegated prescriptive authority in a manner that exceeds the supervising physician's prescriptive authority, including the physician's authority to treat chronic pain with controlled substances and products containing tramadol as described in section 4731.052 of the Revised Code.

(4) The supervising physician shall supervise the physician assistant in accordance with all of the following:

(a) The supervision requirements specified in section 4730.21 of the Revised Code and, in the case of supervision provided during a provisional period of physician-delegated prescriptive authority, the supervision requirements specified in section 4730.45 of the Revised Code;

(b) The physician supervisory plan approved for the supervising physician or the policies of the health care facility in which the physician and physician assistant are practicing;

(c) The supervision agreement approved under section 4730.19 of the Revised Code that applies to the supervising physician and the physician assistant.

(B)

(1) The supervising physician of a physician assistant may place conditions on the physician-delegated prescriptive authority granted to the physician assistant. If conditions are placed on that authority, the supervising physician shall maintain a written record of the conditions and make the record available to the state medical board on request.

(2) The conditions that a supervising physician may place on the physician-delegated prescriptive authority granted to a physician assistant include the following:

(a) Identification by class and specific generic nomenclature of drugs and therapeutic devices that the physician chooses not to permit the physician assistant to prescribe;

(b) Limitations on the dosage units or refills that the physician assistant is authorized to prescribe;

(c) Specification of circumstances under which the physician assistant is required to refer patients to the supervising physician or another physician when exercising physician-delegated prescriptive authority;

(d) Responsibilities to be fulfilled by the physician in supervising the physician assistant that are not otherwise specified in the physician supervisory plan or otherwise required by this chapter.

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

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 05-17-2006