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S.B. 27 Enrolled
AN ACT RELATING TO OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS; AMENDING THE
PRACTICE SCOPE OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
58-70a-501, as enacted by Chapter 229, Laws of Utah 1997
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 58-70a-501 is amended to read:
58-70a-501. Scope of practice.
(1) A physician assistant may provide any medical services that are not specifically
prohibited under this chapter or rules adopted under this chapter, and that are:
(a) within the physician assistant's skills and scope of competence;
(b) within the usual scope of practice of the physician assistant's supervising physician;
(c) provided under the supervision of a supervising physician and in accordance with a
delegation of services agreement.
(2) A physician assistant, in accordance with a delegation of services agreement, may
prescribe or administer an appropriate controlled substance if:
(a) the physician assistant holds a Utah controlled substance license and a DEA
(b) the prescription or administration of the controlled substance is within the prescriptive
practice of the supervising physician and also within the delegated prescribing stated in the
delegation of services agreement; and
(c) the supervising physician cosigns any medical chart record of a prescription of a
Schedule 2 or Schedule 3 controlled substance made by the physician assistant.
(3) A physician assistant shall, while practicing as a physician assistant, wear an
identification badge showing his license classification as a practicing physician assistant.
(4) A physician assistant may not:
(a) independently charge or bill a patient, or others on behalf of the patient, for services
(b) identify himself to any person in connection with activities allowed under this chapter
other than as a physician assistant; or
(c) use the title "doctor" or "physician," or by any knowing act or omission lead or permit
anyone to believe he is a physician.
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