OTP keeps PAs accountable for the care they provide and will keep team-based collaborative care at the center of patient care and medical decision-making. OTP occurs when healthcare professionals work together to provide quality care without burdensome administrative constraints.
Major provisions of OTP include:
Establishing a supervised career entry interval of 4,000 clinical hours upon entry into PA practice, and a training interval of 1,000 hours if a PA changes specialty.
Defining team-based settings as physician-owned practices, medical practices, and licensed health facilities.
Eliminating the legal requirement for experienced PAs to have a specific relationship with a physician when working in a team-based setting.
Requiring PAs to collaborate appropriately based on patient need, PA education and experience level, and standard of care.
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