Guiding Questions for PAs and Physicians and the Medical Practices That Employ Them

As of January 1, 2020, PAs are no longer delegated be delegated the authority to perform particular medical services.
Instead, an agreement with the practice defines medical services a PA may provide within that practice.

How will practices determine if a PA is authorized to (fill in this blank with a medical service)?

The answers to these five questions will be your guide to many questions. In general, if you answer YES to all 5 questions, then it would appear that the PA may provide that service (unless otherwise restricted by the practice and/or other provisions of CA law that may impose restrictions or conditions).

*As of January 1, 2020, there is no requirement that a physician who supervises PA(s) in the practice share a particular area of medicine or specialty.
**Pay attention to provisions of CA law that may impose restrictions or conditions.

The content of this document is being provided for general informative purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel. Given that the medical services performed by PAs can vary greatly from practice to practice, the reader should contact their attorney to obtain legal advice tailored to their specific circumstances.