(1) The rules in this chapter are adopted by
the medical examining board pursuant to authority in ss.
448.40, Stats., and govern
the licensure and regulation of physician assistants.
(2) Physician assistants provide health care
services as part of physician-led or podiatrist-led teams, the objectives of
which include safe, efficient, and economical health care. The realities of the
modern practice of medicine and surgery require supervising physicians and
podiatrists and physician assistants to use discretion in delivering health
care services, typically at the level of general supervision. The constant
physical presence of a supervising physician or podiatrist is often
unnecessary. The supervising physician or podiatrist and the physician
assistant are jointly responsible for employing more intensive supervision when
circumstances require direct observation or hands-on assistance from the
Wis. Admin. Code Medical Examining Board § Med 8.01
Cr. Register, October,
1976, No. 250, eff. 11-1-76; am. Register, April, 1981, No. 304, eff. 5-1-81;
am. Register, July, 1984, No. 343, eff. 8-1-84; correction made under s.
13.93(2m) (b) 7, Stats., Register, May, 1989, No. 401; am. Register, October,
1996, No. 490, eff. 11-1-96; am. Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff.
1-1-00; CR 12-005: renum. to (1), cr. (2) Register February 2014 No. 698, eff.
Amended by, Cr.
2017 Wis. Act 227: am. (2)
April 2018 No. 748, eff.