Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

37-20-410, MCA (1)-(2)

Summary Title

Scope of Practice: Physician Assistant


When an emergency declaration is in effect, a licensed physician assistant can provide care in response to the emergency or declaration without physician supervision or whatever supervision is available.

Full Title

Participation in disaster and emergency care - liability of physician assistant and supervising physician

Full Text

(1) A physician assistant licensed in this state, licensed or authorized to practice in another state, territory, or possession of the United States, or credentialed as a physician assistant by a federal employer who provides medical care in response to an emergency or a federal, state, or local disaster may provide that care either without supervision as required by this chapter or with whatever supervision is available. The provision of care allowed by this subsection is limited to the duration of the emergency or disaster. (2) A physician who supervises a physician assistant providing medical care in response to an emergency or disaster as described in subsection (1) need not comply with the requirements of this chapter applicable to supervising physicians.