(1) SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS. In providing
medical care, the entire practice of any physician assistant shall be under the
supervision of one or more licensed physicians, physicians exempt from
licensure requirements pursuant to s.
(b), Stats., or licensed podiatrists. The
scope of practice is limited to providing medical care as specified in sub.
(2). A physician assistant's practice may not exceed his or her educational
training or experience and may not exceed the scope of practice of the
physician or podiatrist providing supervision. A medical care task assigned by
the supervising physician or podiatrist to a physician assistant may not be
delegated by the physician assistant to another person.
MEDICAL CARE. Medical care a physician
assistant may provide include:
initially a patient of any age in any setting to obtain a personal medical
history, perform an appropriate physical examination, and record and present
pertinent data concerning the patient.
(b) Performing, or assisting in performing,
routine diagnostic studies as appropriate for a specific practice
(c) Performing routine
therapeutic procedures, including, but not limited to, injections,
immunizations, and the suturing and care of wounds.
(d) Instructing and counseling a patient on
physical and mental health, including diet, disease, treatment, and normal
growth and development.
Assisting the supervising physician in a hospital or facility, as defined in s.
Stats., by assisting in surgery, making patient rounds, recording patient
progress notes, compiling and recording detailed narrative case summaries, and
accurately writing or executing orders.
(f) Assisting in the delivery of medical care
to a patient by reviewing and monitoring treatment and therapy plans.
(g) Performing independently evaluative and
treatment procedures necessary to provide an appropriate response to
life-threatening emergency situations.
(h) Facilitating referral of patients to
other appropriate community health-care facilities, agencies and
(i) Issuing written
prescription orders for drugs provided the physician assistant has had an
initial and at least annual thereafter, review of the physician assistant's
prescriptive practices by a physician or podiatrist providing supervision. Such
reviews shall be documented in writing, signed by the reviewing physician or
podiatrist and by the physician assistant, and made available to the Board for
inspection upon reasonable request.
(3) IDENTIFYING SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN OR
PODIATRIST. The physician or podiatrist providing supervision must be readily
identifiable by the physician assistant through procedures commonly employed in
the physician assistant's practice.
Wis. Admin. Code Medical Examining Board § Med 8.07
Cr. Register, July, 1984,
No. 343, eff. 8-1-84; am. (2) (i), Register, July, 1994, No. 463, eff. 8-1-94;
am. (1) and (2) (intro.), Register, October, 1996, No. 490, eff. 11-1-96; am.
(1), (2) (intro.), (c), (e), (f) and (i), Register, December, 1999, No. 528,
eff. 1-1-00; CR 12-005: am. (1), (2) (a), (e), (i), cr. (3) Register February
2014 No. 698, eff. 3-1-14.
Amended by, Cr.
2017 Wis. Act 227: am. (1), (2) (i), (3)
April 2018 No. 748, eff.