Yes, legally PAs can consent and order blood transfusions. However, you should check your hospital/office policy to see if you are allowed to at your specific location.
A PA may determine death in the following settings only and must notify the physician within 24hrs of death.
A PA may not sign the death certificate.
According to Ohio Law 4730.201, A physician assistant may not perform regional or systemic sedation. PAs can only perform local anesthesia. Please see Ohio Revised Code: 4730 for more information.
No, the supervising physician does not have to be onsite but be available by phone or other electronic means.
Maximum 7 days for adults and maximum of 5 days for minors.
A supervising physician can have multiple supervision agreements with PAs but can only supervise 5 PAs at any one time.
Visit the OSMB website for acute pain to learn more about the current laws.