Med 8.056 Note Note: The board office is located at 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
Med 8.056 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1997, No. 494, eff. 3-1-97; correction in (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
Med 8.06 Med 8.06Temporary license.
Med 8.06(1) (1) An applicant for licensure may apply to the board for a temporary license to practice as a physician assistant if the applicant:
Med 8.06(1)(a) (a) Remits the fee specified in s. 440.05 (6), Stats.
Med 8.06(1)(b) (b) Is a graduate of an approved school and is scheduled to take the examination for physician assistants required by s. Med 8.05 (1) or has taken the examination and is awaiting the results; or
Med 8.06(1)(c) (c) Submits proof of successful completion of the examination required by s. Med 8.05 (1) and applies for a temporary license no later than 30 days prior to the date scheduled for the next oral examination.
Med 8.06(2)(a)(a) Except as specified in par. (b), a temporary license expires on the date the board grants or denies an applicant permanent licensure. Permanent licensure to practice as a physician assistant is deemed denied by the board on the date the applicant is sent notice from the board that he or she has failed the examination required by s. Med 8.05 (1) (c).
Med 8.06(2)(b) (b) A temporary license expires on the first day of the next regularly scheduled oral examination for permanent licensure if the applicant is required to take, but failed to apply for, the examination.
Med 8.06(3) (3) A temporary license may not be renewed.
Med 8.06(4) (4) An applicant holding a temporary license may apply for one transfer of supervising physician and location during the term of the temporary license.
Med 8.06 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1984, No. 343, eff. 8-1-84; am. (1) (b) and (c), Register, October, 1989, No. 406, eff. 11-1-89; am. (2) (a), Register, January, 1994, No. 457, eff. 2-1-94; am. (1) (intro.) and (2) (a), Register, October, 1996, No. 490, eff. 11-1-96; am. (1) (intro.) and (b) to (3), cr. (4), Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00.
Med 8.07 Med 8.07Practice.
Med 8.07(1) (1)Scope and limitations. In providing medical care, the entire practice of any physician assistant shall be under the supervision of one or more licensed physicians, physicians exempt from licensure requirements pursuant to s. 448.03 (2) (b), Stats., or licensed podiatrists. The scope of practice is limited to providing medical care as specified in sub. (2). A physician assistant's practice may not exceed his or her educational training or experience and may not exceed the scope of practice of the physician or podiatrist providing supervision. A medical care task assigned by the supervising physician or podiatrist to a physician assistant may not be delegated by the physician assistant to another person.
Med 8.07(2) (2)Medical care. Medical care a physician assistant may provide include:
Med 8.07(2)(a) (a) Attending initially a patient of any age in any setting to obtain a personal medical history, perform an appropriate physical examination, and record and present pertinent data concerning the patient.
Med 8.07(2)(b) (b) Performing, or assisting in performing, routine diagnostic studies as appropriate for a specific practice setting.
Med 8.07(2)(c) (c) Performing routine therapeutic procedures, including, but not limited to, injections, immunizations, and the suturing and care of wounds.
Med 8.07(2)(d) (d) Instructing and counseling a patient on physical and mental health, including diet, disease, treatment, and normal growth and development.
Med 8.07(2)(e) (e) Assisting the supervising physician in a hospital or facility, as defined in s. 50.01 (1m), Stats., by assisting in surgery, making patient rounds, recording patient progress notes, compiling and recording detailed narrative case summaries, and accurately writing or executing orders.
Med 8.07(2)(f) (f) Assisting in the delivery of medical care to a patient by reviewing and monitoring treatment and therapy plans.
Med 8.07(2)(g) (g) Performing independently evaluative and treatment procedures necessary to provide an appropriate response to life-threatening emergency situations.
Med 8.07(2)(h) (h) Facilitating referral of patients to other appropriate community health-care facilities, agencies and resources.
Med 8.07(2)(i) (i) Issuing written prescription orders for drugs provided the physician assistant has had an initial and at least annual thereafter, review of the physician assistant's prescriptive practices by a physician or podiatrist providing supervision. Such reviews shall be documented in writing, signed by the reviewing physician or podiatrist and by the physician assistant, and made available to the Board for inspection upon reasonable request.
Med 8.07(3) (3)Identifying supervising physician or podiatrist. The physician or podiatrist providing supervision must be readily identifiable by the physician assistant through procedures commonly employed in the physician assistant's practice.
Med 8.07 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1984, No. 343, eff. 8-1-84; am. (2) (i), Register, July, 1994, No. 463, eff. 8-1-94; am. (1) and (2) (intro.), Register, October, 1996, No. 490, eff. 11-1-96; am. (1), (2) (intro.), (c), (e), (f) and (i), Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00; CR 12-005: am. (1), (2) (a), (e), (i), cr. (3) Register February 2014 No. 698, eff. 3-1-14; 2017 Wis. Act 227: am. (1), (2) (i), (3) Register April 2018 No. 748, eff. 5-1-18.
Med 8.09 Med 8.09Employee status. No physician assistant may be self-employed. If the employer of a physician assistant is other than a licensed physician or podiatrist, the employer shall provide for, and may not interfere with, the supervisory responsibilities of the physician or podiatrist, as defined in s. Med 8.02 (6) and required in ss. Med 8.07 (1) and 8.10.
Med 8.09 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1984, No. 343, eff. 8-1-84; am. Register, October, 1996, No. 490, eff. 11-1-96; 2017 Wis. Act 227: am. Register April 2018 No. 748, eff. 5-1-18.
Med 8.10 Med 8.10Physician or podiatrist to physician assistant ratio.
Med 8.10(1)(1) No physician or podiatrist may supervise more than 4 on-duty physician assistants at any time unless a written plan to do so has been submitted to and approved by the board. Nothing herein shall limit the number of physician assistants for whom a physician or podiatrist may provide supervision over time. A physician assistant may be supervised by more than one physician or podiatrist while on duty.
Med 8.10(2) (2) A supervising physician or podiatrist shall be available to the physician assistant at all times for consultation either in person or within 15 minutes of contact by telecommunication or other means.
Med 8.10 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1984, No. 343, eff. 8-1-84; am. (1), Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00; CR 09-006: am. (3) Register August 2009 No. 644, eff. 9-1-09; CR 12-005: r. and recr. Register February 2014 No. 698, eff. 3-1-14; 2017 Wis. Act 227: am. Register April 2018 No. 748, eff. 5-1-18.
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