Physician Assistant Practice During Governor Declared Emergency

  • 02 Jul 2020 12:46 PM
    Message # 9074687
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Physician Assistant Practice During Governor Declared Emergency

    House Bill 4212 (2020 Special Session) sections 44-47 are intended to increase the health care workforce in response to the COVID-19 declared emergency. These provisions are effective June 30, 2020, through the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency issued by the Governor of Oregon. The bill provides:

    • To ensure that PAs are part of dynamic and flexible health care teams during this emergency, Oregon PAs may provide patient care without formally entering into a practice agreement on file with the OMB if the medical services are within the PA's scope of practice and if the services are within the guidelines and standards established by a supervising physician. It is up to the facility to determine what documentation is needed and to the supervising physician to ensure that the PA understands and practices in compliance with the established protocols and guidelines.
    • Requirements for chart review and onsite supervision are suspended during the state of emergency.
    • PAs with an Oregon license or with a temporary authorization to practice in Oregon under OAR 847-010-0068 may practice medicine via telehealth for Oregon patients. If a patient is located outside of Oregon, you must consult with the state regulatory authority for the state in which the patient is located before providing patient care.

    The global spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.  

    The OMB’s mission of protecting Oregonians and ensuring access to care is even more critical during this public health emergency.  We are working hard to be part of the solution in this time of great need. The following COVID-19 information is provided on this webpage to assist Oregon Medical Board licensees.

    Guidance During COVID-19

    Increasing Physician/PA Workforce

    COVID-19 Emergency Response Opportunities

    Acupuncture Information
    Inappropriate Hydroxychloroquine Prescribing

    Liability Limitations & Malpractice Coverage

    Oregon COVID-19 Webinars & Trainings

    Telemedicine, Billing, and HIPAA

    Public Health Reporting

    Physician Assistant 8-Hour On-Site Supervision

    Respiratory Therapist Licensure

    Medical Office Closures

    Continuing Education Requirements

    AMA: Ethical Obligations of Physicians

    Additional Resources

Oregon Society of Physician Associates

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