18.71A.030  <<  18.71A.035 >>   18.71A.040

Limitation on practiceRemote sites.

*** CHANGE IN 2020 *** (SEE 2378-S.SL) ***
(1) No licensee may be utilized in a remote site without approval by the commission or its designee. A "remote site" is defined as a setting physically separate from the sponsoring or supervising physician's primary place for meeting patients or a setting where the physician is present less than twenty-five percent of the practice time of the licensee.
(2)(a) Approval by the commission or its designee may be granted to utilize a licensee in a remote site if:
(i) There is a demonstrated need for the utilization;
(ii) Adequate provision for timely communication between the primary or alternate physician and the licensee exists;
(iii) The responsible sponsoring or supervising physician spends at least ten percent of the practice time of the licensee in the remote site unless the sponsoring physician demonstrates that adequate supervision is being maintained by an alternate method such as telecommunication.
(b) The names of the sponsoring or supervising physician and the licensee must be prominently displayed at the entrance to the clinic or in the reception area.
(3) No physician assistant holding an interim permit may be utilized in a remote site setting.


Rules2013 c 203: See note following RCW 18.57A.035.
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