physician 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