SB345 would ensure that North Carolina remains the best place to practice as a PA. OTP will keep PAs accountable for the care they provide and will keep team-based, collaborative care at the center of patient care and medical decision-making.
Establishing a supervised career entry interval of 4,000 clinical hours upon entry into practice for new PAs, 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 settings; and
Requiring PAs to collaborate, consult with, or refer to the appropriate member of the health care team as indicated by the condition of the patient, the education, experience, and competence of the Physician Assistant, and the applicable standard of care;