Measure Would Increase Physician Assistant Ratio

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press News Release
April 22, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida physicians would be allowed to double the number of certified medical assistants under their supervision under legislation that passed the House.

The bill (HB 1275) would allow most doctors to supervise eight assistants instead of four. The measure passed 100 to 19.

The measure excludes assistants working for doctors at a dermatological service other than their primary practice location, where the maximum number remains four.

It also adds a requirement that assistants must file a signed affidavit that they have completed the required education to write prescriptions. Among the tasks handled by physician assistants is the prescription of drugs with the exception of controlled substances and administering medicine.


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