4730.44 Exercise of authority under on-site supervision.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Military" means the armed forces of the United States or the national guard of any state, including any health care facility or clinic operated by the United States department of veterans affairs.

(2) "Public health service" means the United States public health service commissioned corps.

(B) During the first five hundred hours of a physician assistant's exercise of physician-delegated prescriptive authority, the physician assistant shall exercise that authority only under the on-site supervision of a supervising physician. This requirement is met by a physician assistant practicing in the military or the public health service if the supervision is provided by a person licensed, or otherwise authorized, by any jurisdiction to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.

(C) A physician assistant shall be excused from the requirement established in division (B) of this section if either of the following is the case:

(1) Prior to application under section 4730.10 of the Revised Code, the physician assistant held a prescriber number, or the equivalent, from another jurisdiction and practiced with prescriptive authority in that jurisdiction for not less than one thousand hours.

(2) Prior to application under section 4730.10 of the Revised Code, the physician assistant practiced with prescriptive authority in the military or public health service for not less than one thousand hours.

(D) A record of a physician assistant's completion of the hours required by division (B) of this section , issuance of a prescriber number or equivalent by another jurisdiction, or practice in the military or public health service shall be kept in the records maintained by a supervising physician of the physician assistant. The record shall be made available for inspection by the board.



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.