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  1. Please help me understand scope of practice in regards to script writing. From the nys.gov department of health website: In an outpatient setting, the PA may prescribe all medications, including Schedule II - V controlled substances, if delegated by the supervising physician. PAs may apply to the DEA to obtain their own, individual registration numbers as "mid-level practitioners." Once duly registered by the DEA, they may prescribe Schedules II, III, IV and V drugs, in compliance with Article 33 of the Public Health Law and Part 80 and Part 94.2 of Title 10 regulations. Such prescribing is also subject to any limitations imposed by the supervising physician and/or clinic or hospital where such prescribing activity may occur. PAs shall register with the Department of Health in order to be issued official New York State prescription forms. Official New York State prescription forms issued to the PA are imprinted with the names of both the PA and the supervising physician. If a PA utilizes an official prescription issued to a hospital or clinic, the PA must stamp or type his or her name and the name of the supervising physician on the official prescription. my interpretation... In outpatient settings, PA's can prescribe schedule II-V if delegated by MD If PA obtains individual registration numbers as a mid-level provider from DEA, they can prescribe schedule II-V...[without MD?] Questions... What exactly does "if delegated by a MD" mean? how does obtaining registration numbers from DEA make a differences in their ability to prescribe? Can PA's never write scripts for schedule I? are the rules the same for inpatient/hospital/clinic settings?
  2. Hi I am looking for where I can find a comprehensive summary of major practicing laws in California and New York? I found the handbooks online, however they seem rather detailed and long and I am trying to look for something more comprehensive so I have a general understanding. If anyone knows any major differences in the laws in these two states that would be great too! Thanks!
  3. Hello! I am looking into starting a House Calls Service in Maryland/DC metro area - I would like to be an independent contractor to extend the services of existing private internal/geriatric medicine practices and see only their Medicare home-bound patients. I currently have been working 3 years as a House Calls PA seeing Medicare pts. But recently our very cool private practice was sold to a large company and i was forced to go W2 and the whole place is a corporate mess. I want to return to my independent 1099 status which works out very well for me. I am in love with what i do! I fervently believe this is the future of health care and the right thing to do. Just getting started in discovering its feasibility/ in the R&D phase. Is what i want to do feasible?? Have a lot of info from attending the recent AAHCM conference but still much, much more to do... Any advice would be appreciated.
  4. Can anyone offer a quick opinion on this. For a new grad and they have worked with new grads before. Location is TX, not rural. 1:2 weekend coverage (mon/fri off). Normal shift ~18 pts and weekend shift ~25. Hospital rounding between 3 facilities a day, small amount of out-pt work, have to drive between facilities during the day (all are 5-10m drive). 100k base, 8k bonus after 1 yr, 3k relocation. 2 week pto, standard 30/70 health care, 2-3k cme without additional time off for cme. Two 3 hr ER call in evenings alongside doc with compensation. No overnight, swing shift, no procedures. Thoughts? There is also a clause that does not allow moonlighting. I am going to ask them to remove this because it doesn't make sense to me. It seems like a good first job. I am just looking for some reassurance since this will be my first time signing a binding contract and it has all the standard if you quit, pay a fee, etc so I have to get all my ducks in a row now.
  5. I am an international medical graduate from India and I am in process of writing my personal statement which I'll be sending out for review very soon. However I have a quick question regarding the justification of choosing PA career in US over Residency. Honestly I had a real tough time in going through USMLE and that is the reason I am choosing PA option as it suits my personality, provides me some flexibility over various streams and helps me in managing my family/work life being a female. Can someone please help me what should I include in my PS as far as this comparison is concerned? I would not like to even mention about the Medical residency. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  6. Hello Everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew the consequences of not filling out the supervising MD forms in time? I recently graduated and work for an ER group in Florida. The state says you must update it within 30 days, but it slipped my mind with moving, credentialing, etc... I live in Florida and I've been working for a 1.5 months. Any help/advice/experiences would be appreciated. DF
  7. Hi all, I'm newly starting at a multi-doc practice. One of the substitute supervising physcians is saying that the "sign the note in 10days" rule is still the work of the primary. That's not how we did it at my last practice, but... I looked at the rules and I can say he is wrong. The substitute has responsibiliy while the primary is away, but if the primary is avaiable to sign the chart within that 10days, by what I'm reading, the substitue can pass the buck. Can anyone point me to the law/regulation/addendum/legal presidence, which demonstrates that the sub DOES take on the signing rule. Some relevant regs: "Substitute supervising physician--A supervising physician who is registered with the Board and designated in the written agreement as assuming primary responsibility for a physician assistant when the primary supervising physician is unavailable." "(4) The supervising physician shall countersign the patient record within 10 days." © During the period of supervision by the substitute supervising physician, the substitute supervising physician retains full professional and legal responsibility for the performance of the physician assistant and the care and treatment of the patients treated by the physician assistant. -Thanks, Tourfour
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