SB347 SFAT Takubo 2-28

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Senator Takubo moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 347--A Bill to repeal §30-3E-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §16-5-19 of said code; to amend and reenact §30-3-5 of said code; to amend and reenact §30-3E-1, §30-3E-2, §30-3E-3, §30-3E-4, §30-3E-6, §30-3E-7, §30-3E-9, §30-3E-10, §30-3E-11, §30-3E-12, §30-3E-15, §30-3E-16 and §30-3E-17 of said code; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-3E-12a, all relating to modernization of the Physician Assistant Practice Act; modifying the Board of Medicine to add an additional physician assistant to the board; substituting “collaborating physician” for “supervising physician”; defining terms; modifying the prescriptive authority of physician assistants; eliminating the requirement that physician assistants be required to take a recertification exam after passing the initial exam; allowing for reimbursement rates from insurance plans and public payers at the same rate physicians and advance practice registered nurses in specified circumstances; adding requirements to the practice agreement; granting physician assistants signatory authority on certain forms; and making conforming amendments.