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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Md. HEALTH OCCUPATIONS Code Ann. 15-317

Summary Title

Scope of Practice: Physician Assistant Supervision during an Emergency

Summary

When an emergency declaration is in effect, a licensed physician assistant in this state or another state is allowed to work under the supervision of a Maryland licensed physician. The physician assistant must notify the Board of their location and the supervising physician.

Full Title

Practice during state of disaster

Full Text

(a) Authorization. -- A physician assistant in this State or in any other state is authorized to perform acts, tasks, or functions as a physician assistant under the supervision of a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State during a disaster as defined by the Governor, within a county in which a state of disaster has been declared, or counties contiguous to a county in which a state of disaster has been declared. (b) Written notification. -- The physician assistant shall notify the Board in writing of the names, practice locations, and telephone numbers for the physician assistant and each primary supervising physician within 30 days of the first performance of medical acts, tasks, or functions as a physician assistant during the disaster. (c) On-site documentation. -- A team of physicians and physician assistants or physician assistants practicing under this section may not be required to maintain on-site documentation describing supervisory arrangements as otherwise required under this title.