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CHAPTER 30. PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS.

ARTICLE 3E. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS PRACTICE ACT.

§30-3E-9. Practice requirements.

(a) A physician assistant may not practice independent of a collaborating physician.

(b) A physician assistant may practice in a hospital in collaboration with physicians after filing a practice notification with the appropriate board.

(c) Except as set forth in subsection (b) of this section, before a licensed physician assistant may practice and before a collaborating physician may delegate medical acts to a physician assistant, the collaborating physician, and the physician assistant shall:

(1) File a practice agreement with the appropriate licensing board, including any designated alternate collaborating physicians;

(2) Pay the applicable fees; and

(3) Receive written authorization from the appropriate licensing board to commence practicing as a physician assistant pursuant to the practice agreement.

(d) A physician applying to collaborate with a physician assistant shall affirm that:

(1) The medical services set forth in the practice agreement are consistent with the skills and training of the collaborating physician and the physician assistant; and

(2) The activities delegated to a physician assistant are consistent with sound medical practice and will protect the health and safety of the patient.

(e) A collaborating physician may enter into practice agreements with up to five full-time physician assistants at any one time.

(f) A physician may collaborate with physician assistants in a hospital as approved by the hospital.

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