4730.45 Authority under provisional certificate to prescribe.

(A) A provisional certificate to prescribe issued under section 4730.44 of the Revised Code authorizes the physician assistant holding the certificate to participate in a provisional period of physician-delegated prescriptive authority. The physician assistant shall successfully complete the provisional period as a condition of receiving a new certificate to prescribe.

(B) The provisional period shall be conducted by one or more supervising physicians in accordance with rules adopted under section 4730.39 of the Revised Code. When supervising a physician assistant who is completing the first five hundred hours of a provisional period, the supervising physician shall provide on-site supervision of the physician assistant's exercise of physician-delegated prescriptive authority. The provisional period shall last not longer than one year, unless it is extended for not longer than one additional year at the direction of a supervising physician. The physician assistant shall not be required to participate in the provisional period for more than one-thousand-eight-hundred hours, except when a supervising physician has extended the physician assistant's provisional period.

(C) If a physician assistant does not successfully complete the provisional period, each supervising physician shall cease granting physician-delegated prescriptive authority to the physician assistant. The supervising physician with primary responsibility for conducting the provisional period shall promptly notify the state medical board that the physician assistant did not successfully complete the provisional period and the board shall revoke the certificate.

(D) A physician assistant who successfully completes a provisional period shall not be required to complete another provisional period as a condition of being eligible to be granted physician-delegated prescriptive authority by a supervising physician who was not involved in the conduct of the provisional period.

Effective Date: 05-17-2006