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Bill Detail: SB23-083

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Title Physician Assistant Collaboration Requirements
Status Governor Signed (04/26/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
T. Winter (R)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/27/2023

The bill modifies the relationship between a physician assistant
and a physician or podiatrist by removing the requirement that a physician
assistant be supervised by a physician or podiatrist. Instead, a physician
assistant must enter into a collaborative agreement with an employer,
physician, or podiatrist.
The collaborative agreement must include:
  • The physician assistant's name, license number, and
primary location of practice;
  • The signature of the physician assistant and the person with
whom the physician assistant has entered into the
collaborative agreement;
  • A general description of the physician assistant's process
for collaboration;
  • A description of the performance evaluation process, which
may be completed by the physician assistant's employer in
accordance with a performance evaluation and review
process established by the employer; and
  • Any additional requirements specific to the physician
assistant's practice required by the employer, physician, or
podiatrist entering into the collaborative agreement,
including additional levels of oversight, limitations on
autonomous judgment, and the designation of a primary
contact for collaboration.
For a physician assistant with fewer than 3,000 practice hours, the
collaborative agreement must also:
  • Require that collaboration during the first 160 practice
hours be completed in person or through technology;
  • Incorporate elements defining the expected nature of
collaboration; and
  • Require a performance evaluation and discussion of the
performance evaluation with the physician assistant.
The bill also requires physician assistants who have been
practicing for less than 3 years to satisfy certain financial responsibility
requirements from which such physician assistants are exempt under
current law.

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