2015 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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311.858 Services and procedures that may be performed by physician assistant -Restrictions.
A physician assistant may perform medical services and procedures within the
scope of medical services and procedures described in the initial or any
supplemental application received by the board under KRS 311.854.
A physician assistant shall be considered an agent of the supervising physician in
performing medical services and procedures described in the initial application or
any supplemental application received by the board under KRS 311.854.
A physician assistant may initiate evaluation and treatment in emergency situations
without specific approval.
A physician assistant may prescribe and administer all nonscheduled legend drugs
and medical devices as delegated by the supervising physician. A physician
assistant who is delegated prescribing authority may request, receive, and distribute
professional sample drugs to patients.
A physician assistant shall not submit direct billing for medical services and
procedures performed by the physician assistant.
A physician assistant may perform local infiltrative anesthesia under the provisions
of subsection (1) of this section, but a physician assistant shall not administer or
monitor general or regional anesthesia unless the requirements of KRS 311.862 are
A physician assistant may perform services in the offices or clinics of the
supervising physician. A physician assistant may also render services in hospitals or
other licensed health care facilities only with written permission of the facility's
governing body, and the facility may restrict the physician assistant's scope of
practice within the facility as deemed appropriate by the facility.
A physician assistant shall not practice medicine or osteopathy independently. Each
physician assistant shall practice under supervision as defined in KRS 311.840.
Effective: July 15, 2002
History: Created 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 32, effective July 15, 2002.
CHAPTER 311 - PHYSICIANS, OSTEOPATHS, PODIATRISTS, AND RELATED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
311.858 Services and procedures that may be performed by physician assistant -- Restrictions.
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