Covid 19 State of Utah Emergency Declaration
suspend the requirements for permanent or temporary licensure of individuals who are licensed in another state for the duration of the emergency while engaged in the scope of practice for which they are licensed in the other state;
modify, under the circumstances described in this Subsection (4) and Subsection (5), the scope of practice restrictions under this title for individuals who are licensed under this title as:
a Physician Assistant under Chapter 70a, Utah Physician Assistant Act;"
DOPL has provided the following counsel:
Physician Assistant supervision ratios are being expanded such, that a Physician can supervise more than 4 Physician assistants. DOPL will be asking that they provide a listing of Physician Assistants being supervised. DOPL is NOT modifying the scope of practice. However, Physician Assistants can provide services within the scope of practice of the supervising Physician.
If a Physician Assistant has been working with an orthopedist, and they switch over to assist in an ED or testing location that is accepted as being within the supervising Physician's scope of practice. DOPL will not require a modified DOSA during the period of the emergency declaration.
We truly appreciate those on the front line. We know that many people are grateful for your dedication.
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UAPA Board of Directors.