CS/CS/SB 398 — Physician Assistants
by Banking and Insurance Committee; Health Policy Committee; and Senator Bean
This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.
Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)
The bill amends the medical practice act and the osteopathic medical practice act to clarify that a supervising physician may delegate to a physician assistant authority to order medications, including controlled substances, for patients in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and mobile surgical facilities. The bill also specifies that an order is not a prescription in these instances.
If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013.
Vote: Senate 35-0; House 118-0