SB668 H HHR AM #1

CR 3338

The Committee on Health and Human Resources moved to amend the bill on page 3, section 3, line 9, by striking the words, “at the direction of his or her collaborating physician,”;


On page 4, section 3, line 25 by striking “or practice notification”;


On page 4, section 3, line 37 by striking “or practice notification”;


On page 5, section 9, line 13 by striking “or practice notification”;


On page 5, by striking section 10a and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

§30-3E-10a. Practice notification requirements.

(a) A physician assistant shall collaborate with physicians in a hospital only after the physician assistant is notified by the appropriate licensing board that a complete practice notification has been filed with the Board.

(b) The licensing boards shall promulgate emergency rules to establish the content and criteria for submission of practice notifications for physician assistant hospital practice.

(c) A physician assistant shall notify the Board, in writing, within ten days of the termination of a practice notification. Failure to provide timely notice of the termination constitutes unprofessional conduct and disciplinary proceedings may be instituted by the appropriate licensing board.;


On page 6, line 2 by striking the word, “or”


On page 7, line 21 subsection (c) after the period by striking the remainder of the subsection.


On page 7, line 25 by striking subsection (d) and inserting a new subsection (d) to read as follows:

(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.;


On page 7, after line 27 by inserting the following:

§30-3E-12. Scope of practice.

(a) A license issued to a physician assistant by the appropriate state licensing board shall authorize the physician assistant to perform medical acts:

(1) Pursuant to a practice notification or delegated to the physician assistant as part of an authorized practice agreement;

(2) Appropriate to the education, training and experience of the physician assistant;

(3) Customary to the practice of the collaborating physician; and

(4) Consistent with the laws of this state and rules of the boards.

(b) This article does not authorize a physician assistant to perform any specific function or duty delegated by this code to those persons licensed as chiropractors, dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists or pharmacists, or certified as nurse anesthetists.”


On page 7, line 4 by striking the word, “primary”.