as introduced - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
|Introduction||Posted on 02/06/1997|
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to health occupations; permitting physician 1.3 assistants to render emergency care without physician 1.4 supervision; granting immunity to physician assistants 1.5 who render emergency care; amending Minnesota Statutes 1.6 1996, section 147A.15, by adding a subdivision; 1.7 proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 1.8 chapter 147A. 1.9 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.10 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 147A.15, is 1.11 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 1.12 Subd. 4. [RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY SITUATION.] (a) A 1.13 registered physician assistant or a physician assistant duly 1.14 licensed or credentialed to practice in another jurisdiction who 1.15 voluntarily and gratuitously renders emergency care, in 1.16 accordance with section 147A.23, shall be immune from civil 1.17 liability for any personal injuries, which result from acts or 1.18 omissions of the physician assistant in rendering the emergency 1.19 care unless the physician assistant acts in a willful and wanton 1.20 or reckless manner in providing the care. This subdivision does 1.21 not apply to a physician assistant rendering emergency care 1.22 during the course of regular employment and receiving 1.23 compensation or expecting to receive compensation for rendering 1.24 care. 1.25 (b) A supervising physician shall be immune from civil 1.26 liability for any personal injuries which result from acts or 1.27 omissions by the physician assistant in rendering emergency care 2.1 in accordance with section 147A.23. 2.2 (c) A physician who provides supervision to a physician 2.3 assistant while the physician assistant is rendering emergency 2.4 care in accordance with section 147A.23 shall be immune from 2.5 civil liability for any physical injuries which result from acts 2.6 or omissions by the physician assistant in rendering the 2.7 emergency care. 2.8 Sec. 2. [147A.23] [RESPONDING TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.] 2.9 (a) A registered physician assistant or a physician 2.10 assistant duly licensed or credentialed in another jurisdiction 2.11 who is responding to a need for medical care created by an 2.12 emergency or a state or local disaster may render such care as 2.13 the physician assistant is able to provide without the need of 2.14 physician supervision as required under section 147A.09, or a 2.15 physician and physician assistant agreement as required under 2.16 section 147A.20. 2.17 (b) A physician may provide supervision to a physician 2.18 assistant while the physician assistant is rendering emergency 2.19 care in accordance with this section without meeting the 2.20 requirements of section 147A.20.