July 08, 2021

Florida Governor Expands PA Scope of Practice

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 431 into law June 29. Among its provisions, the law increases the number of physician assistants (PAs) a physician may supervise at any one time from four to 10 and removes the requirement that a PA notify a patient of the right to see a physician prior to them prescribing or dispensing a prescription. Additionally, the law authorizes a PA to supervise medical assistants and allows a PA to directly bill and receive payment from third-party payors for the services they deliver. The Florida chapter was actively involved in opposing the measure.

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