Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-10-.02 - SCOPE OF PRACTICE

(1) An orthopedic physician assistant who holds state licensure in accordance with T.C.A. § 63-19-202 may provide selected medical/surgical services only within specialty of orthopedic medicine, as outlined in a written protocol according to T.C.A. § 63-19-204, and when such services are within his skills. The services delegated to the orthopedic physician assistant must form a usual component of the supervising orthopedic physician's scope of practice. Services rendered by the orthopedic physician assistant must be provided under the supervision, direction, and ultimate responsibility of a licensed orthopedic physician accountable to the Board of Medical Examiners or the Board of Osteopathic Examination.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-10-.02
Original Rule filed July 10, 1997; effective September 23, 1997. Amendment filed June 10, 1998; effective October 28, 1998.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-19-104, 63-19-201, 63-19-202, 63-19-203, 63-19-204, 63-19-205, 63-19-206, 63-19-207, and 63-19-208.

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