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WVC 30 - 3 E- 11 §30-3E-11. Supervision of physician assistants.

     (a) A licensed physician or podiatrist may supervise a physician assistant:

     (1) As a supervising physician in accordance with an authorized practice agreement; or

     (2) As an alternate supervising physician who:

     (A) Supervises in accordance with an authorized practice agreement;

     (B) Has been designated an alternate supervising physician in the authorized practice agreement; and

     (C) Only delegates those medical acts that have been authorized by the practice agreement and are within the scope of practice of both the primary supervising physician and the alternate supervising physician.

     (b) A supervising physician is responsible at all times for the physician assistant under his or her supervision, including:

     (1) The legal responsibility of the physician assistant;

     (2) Observing, directing and evaluating the physician assistant's work records and practices; and

     (3) Supervising the physician assistant in the care and treatment of a patient in a health care facility.

     (c) A health care facility is only legally responsible for the actions or omissions of a physician assistant when the physician assistant is employed by or on behalf of the facility. Credentialed medical facility staff and attending physicians of a hospital who provide direction to or utilize physician assistants employed by or on behalf of the hospital are considered alternate supervising physicians.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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