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What a PA Should Know When Searching for a Supervising Physician

Posted In Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, Physician Assistants

Although supervising physicians are required to follow regulatory guidelines, it is also important that physician assistants (“PAs”) understand their role in the authority delegated to them and the specifics of regulatory compliance for supervision. More >

What Physicians Should Know About New Kentucky Law Regarding Physician Assistants

Posted In Compliance, Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, Physician Assistants

During the 2015 legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly, HB 258, was approved by lawmakers and signed by Governor Beshear.  This legislation amends KRS 311.854 to allow a physician to supervise up to four physician assistants (“PAs”) at the same time. This amended regulation goes into effect on June 24, 2015. More >

Physician Reminder: On-Site Supervision of PA’s No Longer Required

Posted In House Bill 104, Licensure Requirements, Physician Assistants

Physician assistants are increasingly playing an active role in patient care and states are finally modernizing practice laws, making it easier for them to do so. In March of 2013, Governor Steve Beshear approved a law, finalized in House Bill 104, which removed the stringent state requirement that physicians be on-site with PAs during their first 18 months of medical practice. The law approved a reduced physician supervision time of three months for newly-graduated PAs through May 2014. In addition, under the law, the supervision requirement is eliminated altogether as of June 1, 2014. The bill garnered national attention and even made headlines in the Wall Street Journal (see Melinda Beck, Battles Erupt Over Filling Doctors’ Shoes, Wall Street Journal, Feb. 4, 2013), as Kentucky was the only state with such a lengthy on-site requirement and one of only three states in the country with any such period of time for new PAs. More >

The Doctor Is Out, But The PA Will See You Now

On March 25, 2013, Governor Steve Beshear signed House Bill 104, a bill that will change how Physician Assistants (“PAs”) practice in the Commonwealth. Under former law, a PA had to be directly supervised in by a doctor in the first eighteen months of their medical practice. Kentucky had the longest supervision requirement of any state in the U.S. More >

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