NY Bill Clarifies Authority of Physician Assistants

A recent New York bill, S04998, clarifies the scope of practice for physician assistants. Specifically, it authorizes physician assistants to perform medical services that the physician is otherwise authorized to perform, if the physician is supervising the physician assistant, and if the physician assistant has the necessary training to perform those tasks. These medical services must be those that occur “within the ordinary practice of the supervising physician.”

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