Physician assistant (PA) rules 4730-1-05, 4730-2-04, and 4730-2-05, Ohio Administrative Code, have been reviewed by the Physician Assistant Policy Committee and the State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO) for consistency with current law. This memo sets out the proposed actions resulting from the review. You are invited to submit comments on the proposed rules. The proposed rules showing the amendments are available under “Proposed Rules Under Initial Review” on the SMBO website.
- Rule 4730-1-05: Quality assurance system. The current rule is proposed to be continued with no changes.
- Rule 4730-2-04: Provisional period of physician-delegated prescriptive authority.
The current rule must be amended to reflect that there is no provisional period. However, there is a period of on-site supervision. The Medical Board receives inquiries concerning how to conduct the period and the documentation needed. Accordingly, the rule is proposed to be amended to “Period of on-site supervision of physician-delegated prescriptive authority.”
- Paragraph (A): Clarifies that the term “supervising physician” includes a physician who has been designated as the primary supervising physician where there are multiple supervising physicians.
- Paragraph (B): Sets out the supervision responsibilities of the supervising physician during the on-site supervision period.
- Paragraph (C): Carries forth the current provisions allowing for transfer of supervision hours to subsequent physicians when certain criteria are met.
- Paragraph (D): Sets the record keeping requirement to establish that the on-site supervision period is not required because the physician assistant practiced with prescriptive authority in another jurisdiction for not less than one thousand hours.
Because of the significant changes, the current rule will be rescinded and a new 4730-2-04 will be adopted.
Rule 4730-2-05: Certificate to Prescribe
The current rule is proposed to be drastically amended to reflect the mechanism for obtaining the valid prescribing number when the initial license was issued without the valid prescriber number endorsement. Because of the significant changes, the current rule will be rescinded and a new 4730-2-05 will be adopted.
Comments will be accepted through the end of business on Thursday, January 18. Send comments to:
State Medical Board of Ohio
30 E. Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215