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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Physician assistants. Amends current requirements for a collaborative agreement between a physician and a physician assistant with the following: (1) the collaborative agreement must include limitations; (2) the collaborative agreement must set forth the method of collaboration between the physician and physician assistant; and (3) the collaborative agreement must be signed, updated annually, and made available to the medical licensing board of Indiana upon request. Provides that a written collaborative agreement between a physician assistant, who is employed by a certain health care facility or center, and a particular collaborating physician is not required. Requires a physician assistant employed by Physician assistants. Amends current requirements for a collaborative agreement between a physician and a physician assistant with the following: (1) the collaborative agreement must include limitations; (2) the collaborative agreement must set forth the method of collaboration between the physician and physician assistant; and (3) the collaborative agreement must be signed, updated annually, and made available to the medical licensing board of Indiana upon request. Provides that a written collaborative agreement between a physician assistant, who is employed by a certain health care facility or center, and a particular collaborating physician is not required. Requires a physician assistant employed by a certain health care facility or center to enter into a practice agreement with the health care facility or center that employs the physician assistant. Eliminates: (1) a prohibition against a physician collaborating with more than four physician assistants at the same time; (2) a requirement that a physician submit a collaborative agreement to the medical licensing board; and (3) a requirement that a collaborating physician and physician assistant submit a list of locations the physician and physician assistant will practice to the medical licensing board. ... View more