physician assistants http://kbia.org en New law allows physician assistants more freedom http://kbia.org/post/new-law-allows-physician-assistants-more-freedom <p>A law that takes effect Aug. 28 will give physicians assistants more freedom to provide care in areas of Missouri with a shortage of doctors.</p><p>Currently, physician assistants must be supervised by a doctor located within 30 miles of where they practice. And a doctor must be present 66 percent of the time they are caring for patients.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the new law will allow the supervising doctor to be up to 50 miles away. The doctors also will have to spend only half of a day on site for every 14 days the physician assistant practices.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:12:16 +0000 Associated Press 37124 at http://kbia.org New law allows physician assistants more freedom Bill expands opportunities for physician assistants in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/bill-expands-opportunities-physician-assistants-missouri <p></p><p>Physicians Assistants, or PAs, may soon have more opportunities to practice in Missouri. <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills131/sumpdf/HB0315T.pdf">A bill headed to the Governor’s desk</a> would provide more flexibility in how and where they provide care.Physicians Assistants are trained health workers who practice medicine under the supervision of a doctor. Their training is shorter than that of a doctor, but they do exams, prescribe drugs and diagnose and treat illnesses. Thu, 16 May 2013 13:29:09 +0000 Elana Gordon 33847 at http://kbia.org Bill expands opportunities for physician assistants in Missouri