Conn Genn Stat 20-12c
Scope of Practice: Physician Assistant Supervision during Emergencies
A physician assistant who is part of the Connecticut Disaster Medical Assistance Team, the Medical Reserve Corps, or the Connecticut Urban Search and Rescue Team or an out-of-state physician assistant who is part of an equivalent organization and is participating in civil preparedness duties or training can provide patient services under the supervision, control, responsibility, and direction of a licensed physician. This licensed physician is not required to be the registered supervising physician the physician assistant normally works with.
Physician assistant to have supervising physician. Exceptions
(a) Each physician assistant practicing in this state or participating in a resident physician assistant program shall have a clearly identified supervising physician who maintains the final responsibility for the care of patients and the performance of the physician assistant. (b) A physician may function as a supervising physician for as many physician assistants as is medically appropriate under the circumstances, provided (1) the supervision is active and direct, and (2) the physician is supervising not more than six full-time physician assistants concurrently, or the part-time equivalent thereof. (c) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the employment of physician assistants in a hospital or other health care facility where such physician assistants function under the direction of a supervising physician. (d) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit a licensed physician assistant who is (1) part of the Connecticut Disaster Medical Assistance Team or the Medical Reserve Corps, under the auspices of the Department of Public Health, or the Connecticut Urban Search and Rescue Team, under the auspices of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, and is engaged in officially authorized civil preparedness duty or civil preparedness training conducted by such team or corps, or (2) licensed in another state as a physician assistant or its equivalent and is an active member of the Connecticut Army or Air National Guard, from providing patient services under the supervision, control, responsibility and direction of a licensed physician.