Alaska Administrative Code
Title 12 - Professional Regulations
Part 1 - Boards and Commissions Subject to Centralized Licensing
Chapter 40 - State Medical Board
Article 5 - Physician Assistants
Section 12 AAC 40.410 - Collaborative relationship and plan

Universal Citation: 12 AK Admin Code 12 AAC 40.410

Current through December 14, 2023

(a) A licensed physician assistant may not practice without at least one collaborative relationship established under this chapter. The collaborative relationship must be documented by a collaborative plan on a form provided by the board and must include

(1) the name, license number, and specialty, if any, for the primary supervising physician and at least one alternate collaborating physician;

(2) the name, place of employment, and both residence and mailing addresses of the physician assistant with whom the physician intends to establish a collaborative relationship;

(3) the beginning date of employment under the collaborative plan and the physical location of practice;

(4) compliance with 12 AAC 40.415 if the practice location is a remote practice location; and

(5) prescriptive authority being granted to the physician assistant by the collaborating physician under the collaborative plan.

(b) The collaborative plan must be filed with the division within 14 days after the effective date of the collaborative plan or within 14 days after the effective date of any change to that plan.

(c) Receipt by the board of the collaborative plan will be considered documented evidence of an established collaborative plan.

(d) Any physician assistant subject to a board order must have their collaborative plan approved by the board or its designee in advance of the effective date of the plan to insure that the collaborative plan conforms to the terms of the order.

(e) A copy of the current plan must be retained at the place of employment specified in the plan and must be available for inspection by the public.

(f) A change in a collaborative plan automatically suspends a licensed physician assistant's authority to practice under that collaborative plan unless the change is only to replace the primary collaborating physician with an existing alternate collaborating physician and at least one alternate collaborating physician remains in place. Any change to collaborating physicians must be reported to the board in accordance with (b) of this section.

(g) Nothing in this section prohibits periodic board review and assessment of the collaborating physician and the collaborative plan.

(h) A physician who wishes to establish a collaborative relationship with a physician assistant must hold a current, active, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in this state and be in active practice of medicine.

(i) The primary collaborating physician shall maintain in the physician's records a copy of each DEA Form 222 official order form submitted by each physician assistant with whom the physician has a collaborative relationship. The primary collaborating physician is responsible for ensuring that the physician assistant complies with state and federal inventory and record keeping requirements.

(j) In this section, "active practice" means at least 200 hours each year of practicing medicine with direct patient contact.

Eff. 1/13/80, Register 73; am 3/12/89, Register 109; am 6/28/97, Register 142; am 9/1/2007, Register 183; am 9/27/2008, Register 187

Authority:AS 08.64.100

AS 08.64.107

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