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2010 New York Code
EDN - Education
Title 8 - THE PROFESSIONS
Article 131-B - (6540 - 6548) PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AND SPECIALIST ASSISTANTS
6540 - Definitions.
§ 6540. Definitions. As used in this article: 1. Physician assistant. The term "physician assistant" means a person who is registered as a physician assistant pursuant to this article. 2. Specialist assistant. The term "specialist assistant" means a person who is registered pursuant to this article as a specialist assistant for a particular medical specialty as defined by regulations promulgated by the commissioner of health pursuant to section thirty-seven hundred one of the public health law. 3. Physician. The term "physician" means a practitioner of medicine licensed to practice medicine pursuant to article one hundred thirty-one of this chapter. 4. Approved program. The term "approved program" means a program for the education of physician assistants or specialist assistants which has been formerly approved by the department. 5. Hospital. The term "hospital" means an institution or facility possessing a valid operating certificate issued pursuant to article twenty-eight of the public health law and authorized to employ physician assistants and specialist assistants in accordance with rules and regulations of the state hospital review and planning council.
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