Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Rule 360-5-.11 - Standards for Physician Assistant Practice

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 360-5-.11

RULE 360-5-.11. Standards for Physician Assistant Practice

(1) The physician assistant is not required to be in the presence of the physician to provide medical services, including the evaluation and treatment of new or established patients.

(2) A physician assistant may make house calls, nursing home visits, perform hospital duties, serve as an ambulance attendant or perform other functions he is qualified to perform.

(3) The physician assistant may issue a prescription drug order, and/or order and initiate medical treatment or diagnostic studies in any health care setting, as authorized by his or her supervising physician.

(4) Any physician, clinic or hospital utilizing physician assistants must post a notice to that effect in a prominent place.

(5) While engaged in medical practice, a physician assistant must clearly identify himself as such. He/she must also wear a clearly legible identification name tag with the words "Physician Assistant" or "Anesthesiologist Assistant" on it. A Physician Assistant is to be addressed as Mr., Mrs., Ms., or Miss.

(6) A physician who has been approved for supervision of a physician assistant is responsible for medical acts performed by that physician assistant.

(7) A physician assistant may pronounce death and certify such pronouncement in the same manner as a physician if he is delegated this by his supervising physician.

O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-34-3, 43-34-5, 43-34-8, 43-34-102, 43-34-103, 43-34-105, 43-34-106, 43-34-108.

(Original Rule entitled "Compliance" adopted. F. Apr. 6, 1992; eff. Apr. 26, 1992. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Standards for Physician Assistant Practice" adopted. F. Jan. 18, 2011; eff. Feb. 7, 2011. Repealed: New Rule with same title adopted. F. Jan. 13, 2012; eff. Feb. 2, 2012. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Mar. 14, 2013; eff. Apr. 3, 2013. Repealed: New Rule with same title adopted. F. June 16, 2021; eff. July 6, 2021.)
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