VOLUME 43, ISSUE 13
ISSUE DATE: JULY 5, 2011
Law and Public Safety
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Adopted Amendment: N.J.A.C. 13:35-2B.10
Physician Assistant Advisory Committee
Scope of Practice; Supervision
Proposed: September 7, 2010 at 42 N.J.R. 2001(a).
Adopted: April 13, 2011 by the State Board of Medical Examiners, Paul Jordan, M.D., President.
Filed: June 7, 2011 as R.2011 d.185, without change as to the amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:35-2B.10, but with the amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:35-2B.4 not adopted.
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:9-27.10 et seq., specifically, 45:9-27.23(b) and 27.24.
Effective Date: July 5, 2011.
Expiration Date: May 3, 2018.
Federal Standards Statement
A Federal Standards analysis is not required because the adopted amendment is governed by N.J.S.A. 45:9-27.10 et seq., and is not subject to any Federal requirements or standards.
Full text of the adoption follows (additions to proposal indicated in boldface with asterisks *thus*; deletions from proposal indicated in brackets with asterisks *[thus]*):
SUBCHAPTER 2B. LIMITED LICENSES: PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
13:35-2B.4 Scope of practice
(a) A licensee who has complied with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:35-2B.3 may perform the following procedures on a discretionary and routine basis:
1.-5. (No change.)
6. *[Referring]* *Facilitating the referral of* patients to, and promoting their awareness of, health care *[practitioners,]* facilities and*[/or]* other appropriate agencies and resources in the community;
7.-13. (No change.)
(b) (No change.)
(a) (No change.)
(b) The physician assistant shall not render care unless the following conditions are met:
1.-4. (No change.)
5. The supervisory ratio shall be no more than four physician assistants to one physician at any one time.
(c)-(d) (No change.)