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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Physician assistants. Allows a physician assistant (PA) to pronounce a death and authenticate any form that may be authenticated by the PA's supervising physician. Removes geographical locations that a supervising physician must be located within. Removes the medical licensing board's approval of supervisory agreements. Requires that the agreement must be available to the board upon request. Changes the information required to be contained in a supervising agreement. Removes certain limitations on PAs prescribing and dispensing drugs and controlled substances. Removes the requirement that the supervising physician or physician designee review all PA patient encounters within 24 hours. Removes the limitation of a physician supervising not more than two PAs. Provides that a physician may supervise the number of PAs that is consistent with good medical practice. Allows a PA to be supervised by more than one physician. Repeals the law that requires a supervising physician and a PA to submit certain information concerning supervising physicians and practice sites.