|NEWARK – The State Board of Medical Examiners (Board), as recommended by the Physician Assistant Advisory Committee (Committee), is proposing to amend its rules, repeal certain rules, and promulgate new rules to implement P.L. 2015, c. 224, which creates an expanded, physician-delegated scope of practice for physician assistants.
P.L. 2015, c. 224, which became effective on August 1, 2016, revises the scope of practice for physician assistants, requires all physician assistants in the State to maintain malpractice liability insurance or a letter of credit, and requires physician assistants to have a separate written agreement with each physician who delegates medical services to the physician assistant. P.L. 2015, c. 224 also no longer permits the temporary licensure of persons who have not yet passed the national certifying examination.
In addition, to implement P.L. 2013, c. 182, which modifies the renewal, reinstatement, and reactivation requirements for professional or occupational licensees, the Board, as recommended by the Committee, is proposing to repeal and replace existing rules.
The proposed regulations, and information on how to submit a comment by October 20, 2017, can be viewed here.
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