Wis. Admin. Code Medical Examining Board § Med 8.01 - Authority and purpose

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) The rules in this chapter are adopted by the medical examining board pursuant to authority in ss. 15.08(5), 227.11, 448.04(1) (f) and 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 supervising physician.


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. 3-1-14. Amended by, Cr. 2017 Wis. Act 227: am. (2) Register April 2018 No. 748, eff. 5/1/2018

The following state regulations pages link to this page.

State regulations are updated quarterly; we currently have two versions available. Below is a comparison between our most recent version and the prior quarterly release. More comparison features will be added as we have more versions to compare.