Medical assistants can prescribe independently under the supervision of an MD (allopathic) superior. The list of drugs that the PA cannot prescribe is included in the labour agreement approved by the Board of Directors. APs may prescribe planned II-V drugs with an active AED number. Drug – A term used to describe a drug, device or medication prescribed or edited by a medical assistant in accordance with Section 18.158 (for prescription and dose drugs, pharmaceutical drugs and devices). (4) Take full responsibility for any prescription and medication issued by a medical assistant under his supervision. The proposed rule removes the heading (g) which states that the AP can only prescribe or deliver drugs for a patient in the care of the treating physician. APs often care for patients in a practice who are new patients or who regularly see one of the senior manager`s partners. This section is also superfluous and restrictive, since the supervisory physician assumes the final responsibility of each patient as seen by The PaPa, as stated in section 18.402, point a) (6) (with respect to transmission) and section 17, point c), the legal act (63 pp. 422.17 a) ]. 18.144. Responsibility of the attendant. b) As stipulated in the written agreement, the medical assistant reports to a supervisory physician within 36 hours, orally or in writing, medical therapies performed or transmitted by the medical assistant while the attending physician was not physically present, and the basis for any decision to perform or transmit medical treatment. The Board will approve the [certificate] of the license as a medical assistant and applicant, the: (3) The medical assistant reports orally or in writing to the [medical assistant] within  36 hours, prescribed or administered medication by him, the medical assistant, while the [medical assistant] was not physically present, and the basis of any decision to prescribe or renounce in accordance with the written agreement.
(5) Keep a copy of the list of medications presented to the Board of Directors in its main office and in all places where the medical assistant, under his authority, practices, without notice, on the part of patients, the room or his agent. The doctor provides a copy of the list of medications to a pharmacy at the pharmacist`s request. (2) Followed a medical assistance program recognized by the Board of Directors. A medical assistant (or “PA”) is a health professional who practices medicine as part of a health team with medical care physicians and other providers. Each state has different rules about what a PaPa can and cannot do. This article will focus on Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A PA is limited to what it can do without being under the supervision of a licensed physician.