Physician Assistant Practice Agreement

According to the sponsors of SB 697, the legal restrictions were excessively heavy and double for other protective measures incorporated into the health system. SB 697 and Section 3500 of the Business and Professions Code references, the ”increasing shortage and misallocation of health services” and its objective of ”promoting the effective use of the skills of physicians and surgeons . . . . allowing them to work with qualified ADPs to ensure a quality supply. The California Medical Association stated that ”SB 697 allows greater autonomy for any medical practice with respect to its functional relationship with its P.A.” By eliminating perceived burdens and duplication, SB 697 puts more control in the hands of physicians and surgeons on PA surveillance methods. A field of practice of PAs is determined by the Order of State Physicians and not by the assistant physician. It is important that the new law does not require health care systems to replace their transfer of service agreements with behavioural agreements. See Bus – Prof. Code 3502.3 (a) (3), amended by SB 697 (valid January 1, 2020). Instead, practical agreements are only needed if new agreements are reached after 1 January 2020. However, health systems may consider replacing all of their existing service agreements with PA agreements for the above reasons and avoiding different types of PA agreements in the same health system, based solely on the date the PA agreement was developed. The new law also provides that ”nothing in the regulations requires a physician and surgeon to verify or contrasign a patient`s medical record treated by a medical assistant, unless the practice agreement requires.” bus.

Code 3502 (c), amended by SB 697 (valid January 1, 2020). To this end, the amended Section 3502.3 of the Professional and Professional Code provides that the practice agreement must address ”policies and procedures to ensure adequate follow-up of the medical assistant, including, but not limited to, adequate communication, availability, consultations and transfers between a physician and a surgeon and the medical assistant during the provision of medical services.” bus. Code No. 3502.3 (a) (1) (B), amended by SB 697 (valid January 1, 2020). (ii) The supervisory physician, surgeon and physician`s assistant perform a medical record check session at least once a month for at least 10 months of the year. . . . If the relationship is currently filed as a practice description (approved before 2012), it must be terminated (see termination of the supervisory relationship below) and a new practice agreement (see above). (1) examination of the patient by a treating physician on the same day as the care provided by the medical assistant; Both the supervisory physician and the Palestinian Authority must report the termination of an online surveillance relationship within 15 days of the end of the surveillance.