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WAC 246-854-025

Remote site.

(1) An osteopathic physician assistant may not work in a remote site without the approval by the board or its designee. An osteopathic physician may not supervise more than three physician assistants who are working in remote sites; or more physician assistants than the osteopathic physician can adequately supervise.
(2) The board or its designee may approve the use of an osteopathic physician assistant in a remote site if:
(a) There is a demonstrated need for such use;
(b) There are adequate means for timely communication between the supervising physician and the osteopathic physician assistant;
(c) The supervising physician spends at least ten percent of the practice time of the osteopathic physician assistant in the remote site. In the case of part time or unique practice settings, the osteopathic physician may petition the board to modify the on-site requirement provided adequate supervision is maintained by an alternate method including, but not limited to, telecommunication. The board will consider each request on an individual basis; and
(d) The names of the supervising physician and osteopathic physician assistant must be prominently displayed at the entrance to the clinic or in the reception area of the remote site.
(3) An osteopathic physician assistant holding an interim permit may not work in a remote site.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.57.005, 18.57A.020, 18.57A.040, 18.130.050, and 2013 c 203. WSR 15-03-013, § 246-854-025, filed 1/8/15, effective 2/8/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.57.005, 18.57A.020. WSR 07-11-057, § 246-854-025, filed 5/11/07, effective 6/11/07.]
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