4730.46 Eligibility for provisional period of prescriptive authority.

(A) To be eligible to participate in the provisional period of physician-delegated prescriptive authority required by section 4730.45 of the Revised Code, both of the following apply to a physician assistant:

(1) The physician assistant shall meet the educational requirements specified in division (B)(1) or (2) of this section .

(2) The physician assistant shall successfully complete the pharmacology instruction specified in division (C) of this section.

(B) For purposes of division (A)(1) of this section, a physician assistant shall meet either of the following educational requirements :

(1) The physician assistant shall hold a master's or higher degree obtained from a program accredited by the accreditation review commission on education for the physician assistant or a predecessor or successor organization recognized by the state medical board.

(2) The physician assistant shall hold both of the following degrees:

(a) A degree other than a master's or higher degree obtained from a school or program accredited by the accreditation review commission on education for the physician assistant or a predecessor or successor organization recognized by the board ;

(b) A master's or higher degree in a course of study with clinical relevance to the practice of physician assistants that was obtained from a program accredited by a regional or specialized and professional accrediting agency recognized by the council for higher education accreditation.

(C) For purposes of division (A)(2) of this section, all of the following conditions shall be met:

(1) The pharmacology instruction shall be completed not longer than three years prior to applying for the certificate to prescribe.

(2) The instruction shall be obtained through a course of study consisting of planned classroom or continued education and clinical study that meets either of the following conditions:

(a) It is accredited by the accreditation review commission on education for the physician assistant or a predecessor or successor organization recognized by the board.

(b) It is approved by the board in accordance with standards established in rules adopted under section 4730.39 of the Revised Code.

(3) The content of the instruction shall include all of the following:

(a) A minimum of thirty contact hours of training in pharmacology that includes pharmacokinetic principles and clinical application and the use of drugs and therapeutic devices in the prevention of illness and maintenance of health;

(b) A minimum of twenty contact hours of clinical training in pharmacology;

(c) A minimum of fifteen contact hours including training in the fiscal and ethical implications of prescribing drugs and therapeutic devices and training in the state and federal laws that apply to the authority to prescribe;

(d) Any additional training required pursuant to rules adopted under section 4730.39 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 4730.46

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

Effective Date: 05-17-2006