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CHAPTER 30. PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS.

ARTICLE 3E. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS PRACTICE ACT.

§30-3E-11. Collaboration with physician assistants.

(a) A licensed physician or podiatrist may collaborate with a physician assistant:

(1) As a collaborating physician in accordance with an authorized practice agreement;

(2) As an alternate collaborating physician who:

(A) Collaborates in accordance with an authorized practice agreement;

(B) Has been designated an alternate collaborating physician in the authorized practice agreement; and

(C) Only delegates those medical acts that have been authorized by the practice agreement and are within the scope of practice of both the primary collaborating physician and the alternate collaborating physician; or

(3) In a hospital pursuant to a practice notification.

(b) A collaborating physician shall observe, direct, and evaluate the physician assistant"s work records and practices, including collaborating with the physician assistant in the care and treatment of a patient in a health care facility.

(c) A health care facility is only legally responsible for the actions or omissions of a physician assistant when the physician assistant is employed by or on behalf of the facility.

(d) Every licensed physician assistant shall be individually responsible and liable for the care they provide. This article does not relieve physician assistants or collaborating physicians of responsibility and liability which otherwise may exist for acts and omissions occurring during collaboration.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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