18.57A.025  <<  18.57A.030 >>   18.57A.035

Limitations on practiceScope of practice. (Effective until July 1, 2022.)

(1) An osteopathic physician assistant as defined in this chapter may practice osteopathic medicine in this state only with the approval of the delegation agreement by the board and only to the extent permitted by the board. An osteopathic physician assistant who has received a license but who has not received board approval of the delegation agreement under RCW 18.57A.040 may not practice. An osteopathic physician assistant shall be subject to discipline by the board under the provisions of chapter 18.130 RCW.
(2) Osteopathic physician assistants may provide services that they are competent to perform based on their education, training, and experience and that are consistent with their board-approved delegation agreement. The supervising physician and the physician assistant shall determine which procedures may be performed and the degree of supervision under which the procedure is performed. Physician assistants may practice in any area of medicine or surgery so long as the practice is not beyond the supervising physician's own scope of expertise and practice.


Rules2013 c 203: See note following RCW 18.57A.035.
Severability1986 c 259: See note following RCW 18.130.010.
Severability1971 ex.s. c 30: See note following RCW 18.71A.010.
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