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.