Oregon Statutes - Chapter 677 - Regulation of Medicine, Podiatry and Acupuncture - Section 677.510 - Board approval of using services of physician assistant; hearing; supervision; emergency drug dispensing authority; pain management education.

(1) A person licensed to practice medicine under this chapter shall not use the services of a physician assistant without the prior approval of the Oregon Medical Board. The application shall state the name of the physician assistant, describe the manner and extent to which the physician assistantís services would be used and supervised, state the education, training and experience of the physician assistant and provide such other information in such a form as the board may require.

(2) The board may approve or reject an application, or it may modify the proposed use of the services of the physician assistant and approve the application as modified. When it appears to the board that the services of a physician assistant are being used in a manner inconsistent with the approval granted, the board may withdraw its approval. If a hearing is requested by the physician or the physician assistant upon the rejection of an application, or upon the withdrawal of an approval, a hearing shall be conducted in accordance with ORS 677.200.

(3)(a) The supervising physician may have a different specialty from the physician assistant. A physician assistant may be supervised by no more than four physicians. A physician may supervise four physician assistants. A supervising physician may designate a physician to serve as the agent of the supervising physician for a predetermined period of time.

(b) The board may review and approve applications from physicians serving federally designated underserved populations, or physicians in federally designated health professional shortage areas, federally designated medically underserved areas or areas designated as medically disadvantaged and in need of primary health care providers by the Director of Human Services or the Office of Rural Health to supervise more than four physician assistants, and applications from physician assistants to be supervised by more than four physicians. A physician assistant may render services in an emergency room and other hospital settings, a nursing home, a corrections institution and any site included in the practice description.

(4) A licensed physician assistant may make application to the board for emergency drug dispensing authority. The board shall consider the criteria adopted by the Physician Assistant Committee under ORS 677.545 (4) in reviewing the application. Such emergency dispensing shall be of drugs prepared or prepackaged by a licensed pharmacist, manufacturing drug outlet or wholesale drug outlet authorized to do so under ORS chapter 689.

(5) A physician assistant for whom an application under subsection (1) of this section has been approved by the board on or after January 2, 2006, shall submit to the board, within 24 months after the approval, documentation of completion of:

(a) A pain management education program approved by the board and developed in conjunction with the Pain Management Commission established under ORS 409.500; or

(b) An equivalent pain management education program, as determined by the board. [1971 c.649 §7; 1981 c.220 §10; 1995 c.374 §1; 1997 c.695 §1; 1999 c.119 §2; 1999 c.430 §1; 1999 c.582 §4; 2001 c.743 §§1,2; 2001 c.987 §14a; 2005 c.366 §2; 2007 c.347 §2]

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