(225 ILCS 95/7)
(from Ch. 111, par. 4607)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
(a) A supervising physician shall determine the number of physician assistants under his or her supervision provided the physician is able to provide adequate supervision as outlined in the written supervision agreement required under Section 7.5 of this Act and consideration is given to the nature of the physician's practice, complexity of the patient population, and the experience of each supervised physician assistant. A supervising physician may supervise a maximum of 5 full-time equivalent physician assistants; provided, however, this number of physician assistants shall be reduced by the number of collaborative agreements the supervising physician maintains. A physician assistant shall be able to
hold more than one professional position. A supervising physician shall
file a notice of supervision of each physician assistant according to the
rules of the Department. It is the responsibility of the supervising physician to maintain documentation each time he or she has designated an alternative supervising physician. This documentation shall include the date alternate supervisory control began, the date alternate supervisory control ended, and any other changes. A supervising physician shall provide a copy of this documentation to the Department, upon request.
Physician assistants shall be supervised only by physicians as defined in
who are engaged in clinical practice, or in clinical practice in
public health or other community health facilities.
Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the delegation of tasks or
duties by a physician to a nurse or other appropriately trained personnel.
Nothing in this Act
shall be construed to prohibit the employment of physician assistants by
a hospital, nursing home or other health care facility where such physician
assistants function under the supervision of a supervising physician.
A physician assistant may be employed by a practice group or other entity
employing multiple physicians at one or more locations. In that case, one of
physicians practicing at a location shall be designated the supervising
physician. The other physicians with that practice group or other entity who
practice in the same general type of practice or specialty
as the supervising physician may supervise the physician assistant with respect
to their patients without being deemed alternate supervising physicians for the
purpose of this Act.
(b) A physician assistant licensed in this State, or licensed or authorized to practice in any other U.S. jurisdiction or credentialed by his or her federal employer as a physician assistant, who is responding to a need for medical care created by an emergency or by a state or local disaster may render such care that the physician assistant is able to provide without supervision as it is defined in this Section or with such supervision as is available.
For purposes of this Section, an "emergency situation" shall not include one that occurs in the place of one's employment.
Any physician who supervises a physician assistant providing medical care in response to such an emergency or state or local disaster shall not be required to meet the requirements set forth in this Section for a supervising physician.
(Source: P.A. 96-70, eff. 7-23-09; 97-1071, eff. 8-24-12.)