SB110 Effective on October 15, 2015
SB110 has been signed by the Governor and will be effective on October 15, 2015.
Once effective SB110 will:
Remove OSMB approval of supervision agreements (which can now take up to 3 months). This will allow a physician to sign supervision agreement paperwork along with the PA and then file it at his/her office and send a copy to the OSMB. The PA may begin practice immediately.
Create one process for applications for license to practice and prescribe (presently there are three different applications).
Change the language of "certificate to practice" to "license".
Remove the 60 minute requirement travel time for the physician and allow the physician to determine what distance is safe.
Allow PAs to delegate to MAs, RNs and LPNs and order Respiratory Care (RT).
Remove the restrictive “list” of procedures in ORC 4730.09 that a PA may perform and allows the physician to delegate duties within his/her scope of practice.
Increase the number of PAs a physician may supervise at one time to 3 (presently it is at 2).
Allow PAs from another state who have been practicing and prescribing for 3 or more consecutive years to come to Ohio and obtain a license to practice and prescribe without a master’s degree.
Clarify the wording: "routinely practices" to “where the physician has oversight and control”.
Please note that SB110 will not changed the current required provisional period for new grads and PAs that live in Ohio and have recently obtained a Masters Degree. Elimination of the provisional period only applies to PAs that have been prescribing for 3 consecutive years in the military or in another jurisdiction.