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RULE §185.10 Physician Assistant Scope of Practice

Published: 2015

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The physician assistant shall provide, within the education,
training, and experience of the physician assistant, medical services
that are delegated by the supervising physician. The activities listed
in paragraphs (1) - (10) of this section may be performed in any place
authorized by a supervising physician, including, but not limited
to a clinic, hospital, ambulatory surgical center, patient home, nursing
home, or other institutional setting. Medical services provided by
a physician assistant may include, but are not limited to:
  (1) obtaining patient histories and performing physical
  (2) ordering and/or performing diagnostic and therapeutic
  (3) formulating a working diagnosis;
  (4) developing and implementing a treatment plan;
  (5) monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions;

  (6) assisting at surgery;
  (7) offering counseling and education to meet patient
  (8) requesting, receiving, and signing for the receipt
of pharmaceutical sample prescription medications and distributing
the samples to patients in a specific practice setting where the physician
assistant is authorized to prescribe pharmaceutical medications or
order a drug or device, as provided by the Medical Practice Act, Chapter
157, and its subsequent amendments, or as otherwise authorized by
this Act or board rule;
  (9) prescribing or ordering a drug or device as provided
by the Medical Practice Act, Chapter 157; and
  (10) making appropriate referrals.

Source Note: The provisions of this §185.10 adopted to be effective November 3, 2002, 27 TexReg 10027; amended to be effective June 5, 2014, 39 TexReg 4255