18.71A.035  <<  18.71A.040 >>   18.71A.045

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(1) No physician assistant practicing in this state shall be employed or supervised by a physician or physician group without the approval of the commission.
(2) Prior to commencing practice, a physician assistant licensed in this state shall apply to the commission for permission to be employed or supervised by a physician or physician group. The delegation agreement shall be jointly submitted by the physician or physician group and physician assistant. Administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees shall be established as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The delegation agreement shall delineate the manner and extent to which the physician assistant would practice and be supervised. Whenever a physician assistant is practicing in a manner inconsistent with the approved delegation agreement, the commission may take disciplinary action under chapter 18.130 RCW.
(3) A physician may enter into delegation agreements with five physician assistants, but may petition the commission for a waiver of this limit. However, no physician may have under his or her supervision: (a) More than three physician assistants who are working in remote sites; or (b) more physician assistants than the physician can adequately supervise.

NOTES:

Rules2013 c 203: See note following RCW 18.57A.035.
SeverabilityHeadings and captions not lawEffective date1994 sp.s. c 9: See RCW 18.79.900 through 18.79.902.
Severability1986 c 259: See note following RCW 18.130.010.
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