Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Rule 360-5-.04 - General Job Description

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 360-5-.04

RULE 360-5-.04. General Job Description

(1) The job description is a document signed and dated by both the primary supervising physician and the physician assistant whom the physician is seeking to utilize or already has approval to utilize.

(a) A job description shall not be required to contain every activity the physician deems the physician assistant qualified to perform, but shall confine the activities of the physician assistant to those in the scope of practice of the primary supervising physician.

(b) The job description shall include a description of the medical acts to be performed by the physician assistant. For physician assistants who do not practice as an anesthesiologist assistant, attachment of the Job Description provided by the Board shall be deemed adequate compliance with this requirement. However, if the physician assistant is performing an act not covered in the Job Description, then a submission of these additional acts is necessary and express approval by the Board is required. The Job Description does not include the delivery of general, spinal or epidural anesthesia and a physician assistant performing these acts would require additional training and express Board approval.

(2) Physician assistants who have completed a board approved Anesthesiologist Assistant program and will be practicing under the supervision of an anesthesiologist shall complete the job description for the Physician Anesthesiologist Assistant. All other physician assistants shall complete the General Job Description.

(3) The job description shall contain a provision for immediate consultation between the physician assistant and primary or alternate supervising physician. "Immediate consultation" means that the supervising physician shall be available for direct communication or by telephone or other means of telecommunication.

(4) In the case of an anesthesiologist assistant delivering general and/or regional anesthesia, the primary or alternate supervising physician must be immediately available in person.

(5) A physician assistant may only perform those tasks which are included in his/her job description currently on file with and approved by the Board; provided, however, that tasks outside the job description may be performed by the physician assistant under the direct supervision and in the presence of the physician(s) utilizing him.

(6) A primary supervising physician may at any time submit a new or amended physician assistant job description to the Board.

O.C.G.A. ยงยง43-1-25, 43-34-5, 43-34-8, 43-34-102, 43-34-103, 43-34-104, 43-34-105, 43-34-108.

(Original Rule entitled "Changes in Job Descriptions or Applying Physicians" adopted. F. Sept. 11, 1972; eff. Oct. 1, 1972. Amended: F. Sept. 16, 1974; eff. Oct. 6, 1974. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Dec. 4, 1981; eff. Jan. 1, 1982, as specified by the Agency. Amended: F. Apr. 8, 1985; eff. Apr. 28, 1985. Amended: F. Sept. 6, 1985; eff. Sept. 26, 1985. Amended: F. July 15, 1988; eff. Aug. 4, 1988. Amended: F. Mar. 18, 1998; eff. Apr. 7, 1998. Repealed: New Rule entitled "General Job Description" adopted. F. Jan. 18, 2011; eff. Feb. 7, 2011. Repealed: New Rule with same title adopted. F. June 16, 2021; eff. July 6, 2021.)
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