2015 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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Medical emergency -- Approval of additional physician assistants -Emergency permit.
As used in this section, "medical emergency" means a real and substantial threat to
public health or the health of an individual as determined by the executive director
of the board that requires additional professional resources.
In a medical emergency, the board may approve an additional physician assistant for
a supervising physician practicing in this Commonwealth for a period not to exceed
thirty (30) days who:
(a) Submits satisfactorily completed forms to the board; and
(b) Is licensed and in good standing in this Commonwealth.
In a medical emergency, the board may issue an emergency permit to a physician
(a) Is credentialed and in good standing in another state or Canadian province;
(b) Submits satisfactorily completed forms to the board; and
(c) Based on verifiable information, meets the requirements for licensure under
An emergency permit:
(a) Shall be valid for a period of time not to exceed thirty (30) days;
(b) Shall not be renewed or reissued and shall be immediately canceled if a
medical emergency no longer exists;
(c) May be canceled by the executive director upon reasonable cause without a
prior hearing; and
(d) Shall not authorize a physician assistant to practice beyond a specified
geographical area, beyond the scope of practice encompassed by the medical
emergency, or without the supervision of a supervising physician.
Effective: July 12, 2006
History: Amended 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 78, sec. 6, effective July 12, 2006. -- Created
2002 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 27, effective July 15, 2002.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/12/2006). 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 78, sec. 11,
provides: "A physician assistant who is certified in Kentucky and in good standing on
the effective date of this Act [July 12, 2006] shall automatically be licensed under
Sections 1 to 10 of this Act [KRS 311.840, 311.842, 311.844, 311.845, 311.846,
311.848, 311.850, 311.852, 311.856, and 311.862] and shall be issued a physician
assistant license upon annual renewal."
CHAPTER 311 - PHYSICIANS, OSTEOPATHS, PODIATRISTS, AND RELATED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
311.848 Medical emergency -- Approval of additional physician assistants -- Emergency permit.
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