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SF 454

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 09/29/2015 12:30pm

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A bill for an act
relating to health care; modifying provisions related to physician assistants;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 147A.01, subdivisions 17a, 23;
147A.20, subdivisions 1, 2; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 147A.01,
subdivision 5.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 147A.01, subdivision 17a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 17a.

Physician-physician assistant delegation agreement.

"Physician-physician assistant delegation agreement" means the document prepared and
signed by the physician and physician assistant affirming the supervisory relationship and
defining the physician assistant scope of practice. Alternate supervising physicians must be
identified on the delegation agreement or a supplemental listing with signed attestation that
each shall accept full medical responsibility for the performance, practice, and activities of
the physician assistant while under the supervision of the alternate supervising physician.
The physician-physician assistant delegation agreement outlines the role of the physician
assistant in the practice, describes the means of supervision, and specifies the categories of
drugs, controlled substances, and medical devices that the supervising physician delegates
to the physician assistant to prescribe. The physician-physician assistant delegation
agreement must comply with the requirements of section 147A.20, be kept on file at the
address of record, and be made available to the board or its representative upon request.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 147A.01, subdivision 23, is amended to read:


Subd. 23.

Supervising physician.

"Supervising physician" means a Minnesota
licensed physician who accepts full medical responsibility for the performance, practice,
and activities of a physician assistant under an agreement as described in section 147A.20.
The supervising physician who completes and signs the delegation agreement may be
referred to as the primary supervising physician. A supervising physician shall not
supervise more than five full-time equivalent physician assistants simultaneously. With
the approval of the board, or in a disaster or emergency situation pursuant to section
147A.23, a supervising physician may supervise more than five full-time equivalent
physician assistants simultaneously.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 147A.20, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Physician-physician assistant delegation agreement.

(a) A
physician assistant and supervising physician must sign a physician-physician assistant
delegation agreement which specifies scope of practice and manner of supervision as
required by the board. The agreement must contain:

(1) a description of the practice setting;

(2) a listing of categories of delegated duties;

(3) a description of supervision type; and

(4) a description of the process and schedule for review of prescribing, dispensing,
and administering legend and controlled drugs and medical devices by the physician
assistant authorized to prescribe.

(b) The agreement must be maintained by the supervising physician and physician
assistant and made available to the board upon request. If there is a delegation of
prescribing, administering, and dispensing of legend drugs, controlled substances, and
medical devices, the agreement shall include a description of the prescriptive authority
delegated to the physician assistant. Physician assistants shall have a separate agreement
for each place of employment. Agreements must be reviewed and updated on an
annual basis. The supervising physician and physician assistant must maintain the
physician-physician assistant delegation agreement at the address of record.

(c) Physician assistants must provide written notification to the board within 30
days of the following:

(1) name change;

(2) address of record change; and

(3) telephone number of record change.

(d) Any alternate supervising physicians must be identified in the physician-physician
assistant delegation agreement, or a supplemental listing, and must sign the agreement
attesting that they shall provide the physician assistant with supervision in compliance
with this chapter, the delegation agreement, and board rules.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 147A.20, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Notification of intent to Practice location notification.

A licensed
physician assistant shall submit a notification of intent to practice location notification
to the board prior to beginning within 30 business days of starting practice, changing
practice location, or changing supervising physician
. The notification shall include the
name, business address, and telephone number of the supervising physician and the
physician assistant. Individuals who practice without submitting a notification of intent to
practice location notification shall be subject to disciplinary action under section 147A.13
for practicing without a license, unless the care is provided in response to a disaster or
emergency situation pursuant to section 147A.23.

Sec. 5. REVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.

The revisor of statutes shall change the term "physician's assistant" to "physician
assistant" wherever that term is found in Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules.

Sec. 6. REPEALER.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 147A.01, subdivision 5, is repealed.

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