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HB 1761 - Physician's assistants; supervision; professional samples
Hudson, Sistie G (120th) West, Jack (101st) Parham, Bobby E (122nd)
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A BILL to amend Code Section 43-34-103 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to approval of physician's assistants, so as to change the provisions relating to supervision of such assistants; to provide for actions of such assistants with regard to professional samples; and for other purposes.

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LC 11 0060 As Introduced

HB 1761                                            LC 11 0060 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                        A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 
                               AN ACT 
 
 
  1- 1  To amend Code Section 43-34-103 of the Official Code of 
  1- 2  Georgia Annotated, relating to approval of physician's 
  1- 3  assistants, so as to change the provisions relating to 
  1- 4  supervision of such assistants; to provide for actions of 
  1- 5  such assistants with regard to professional samples; to 
  1- 6  repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. 
 
  1- 7       BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: 
 
  1- 8                           SECTION 1. 
 
  1- 9  Code Section 43-34-103 of the Official Code of Georgia 
  1-10  Annotated, relating to approval of physician's assistants, 
  1-11  is amended by striking subsection (b) thereof and inserting 
  1-12  in its place the following: 
 
  1-13    "(b) No physician shall have supervise more than two 
  1-14    physician's assistants licensed to him or her at any one 
  1-15    time.  However, a physician may supervise more than two 
  1-16    physician's assistants while on call for a solo 
  1-17    practitioner or as a member of a group practice setting, 
  1-18    for example including, but not limited to, clinics, 
  1-19    hospitals, and other institutions.  The physician taking 
  1-20    call must be approved to supervise the physician's 
  1-21    assistant of who is usually supervised by the physician 
  1-22    for whom he or she is taking call." 
 
  1-23                           SECTION 2. 
 
  1-24  Said Code section is further amended by adding after 
  1-25  subsection (e.1) a new subsection to read as follows: 
 
  1-26    "(e.2) A physician's assistant shall be allowed to 
  1-27    request, receive, and sign for professional samples and 
  1-28    may distribute professional samples to patients, pursuant 
  1-29    to authority delegated by the supervising physician of 
  1-30    that physician's assistant.  Delegation of such authority 
  1-31    shall be contained in the job description required by this 
  1-32    Code section.  As used in this subsection, the term 
  1-33    'professional samples' means complimentary doses of a drug 
 
 
 
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  2- 1    or medical devices provided by the manufacturer for use in 
  2- 2    patient care." 
 
  2- 3                           SECTION 3. 
 
  2- 4  All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 
  2- 5  repealed. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 03/17/00