18.57A.035  <<  18.57A.040 >>   18.57A.050

Practice arrangements. (Effective until July 1, 2022.)

(1) No osteopathic physician assistant practicing in this state shall be employed or supervised by an osteopathic physician or physician group without the approval of the board.
(2) Prior to commencing practice, an osteopathic physician assistant licensed in this state shall apply to the board for permission to be employed or supervised by an osteopathic physician or physician group. The delegation agreement shall be jointly submitted by the osteopathic physician or physician group and osteopathic physician assistant. The secretary may charge a fee as provided in RCW 43.70.250 to recover the cost for the plan review. The delegation agreement shall delineate the manner and extent to which the physician assistant would practice and be supervised. Whenever an osteopathic physician assistant is practicing in a manner inconsistent with the approved delegation agreement, the board may take disciplinary action under chapter 18.130 RCW.
(3) An osteopathic physician may enter into delegation agreements with five physician assistants, but may petition the board for a waiver of this limit. However, no osteopathic 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 osteopathic physician can adequately supervise.


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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