Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-7-.27 - Prohibited Activities And Functions - Physician Assistants (P.A.)

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a physician assistant may perform medical service when such services are rendered under the supervision of a licensed physician or physicians approved by the Board; except, that no medical services may be performed except under the supervision of an ophthalmologist in the office in which such physician normally actually practices his profession and nowhere else in any of the following areas:
(a) The measurement of the powers or range of human vision or the determination of the accommodation and refractive state of the human eye or the scope of its functions in general or the fitting or adaptation of lenses or frames for the aid thereof.
(b) The prescribing or directing the use of or using any optical device in connection with ocular exercises, visual training or orthoptics.
(c) The prescribing of contact lenses for or the fitting or adaptation of contact lenses to the human eye. Nothing in this section shall preclude the performance of routine visual screening.
(2) There shall be no practice by a Physician Assistant who is not licensed and registered by the Board.
(3) There shall be no independent practice by a physician assistant who is licensed and/or registered by the Board.


Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-7-.27
Repealed and Replaced: Filed September 21, 1998; effective October 26, 1998. Repealed and New Rule: Filed August 22, 2002; effective September 26, 2002. Repealed and New Rule: Filed September 19, 2002; effective October 24, 2002. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVI, Issue No. 09, June 29, 2018, eff. 8/4/2018.

Author: Patricia E. Shiner, Attorney for the Board of Medical Examiners

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 34-24-290, et. seq.

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