148C.1  Definitions.

1.  "Approved program" means a program for the education of physician assistants which has been formally approved by the board in accordance with rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.

2.  "Board" means the board of physician assistant examiners.

3.  "Department" means the Iowa department of public health.

4.  "Licensed physician assistant" means a person who is licensed by the board to practice as a physician assistant under the supervision of one or more physicians specified in the license. "Supervision" does not require the personal presence of the supervising physician at the place where medical services are rendered except insofar as the personal presence is expressly required by this chapter or required by rules of the board adopted pursuant to this chapter.

5.  "Physician" means a person who is currently licensed in Iowa to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, or osteopathy.

6.  "Physician assistant" means a person who has successfully completed an approved program and passed an examination approved by the board or is otherwise found by the board to be qualified to perform medical services under the supervision of a physician.

7.  "Review group" means the physician assistant rules review group established in section 148C.7.

8.  "Trainee" means a person who is currently enrolled in an approved program.

Section History: Early form

  [C73, 75, 77, 79, § 148B.1; C81, § 148C.1]

Section History: Recent form

  88 Acts, ch 1225, §15

Internal References

  Referred to in § 321J.11

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