Module 5 Competency Assignment - Physician Assistant Documentation Practices Case Study.docx

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Case Study 1.19- Physician Assistant Documentation Practice Erin Cowan HIT 220 Question 1 Is there a limit to the number of PAs that can be supervised by a physician? In Florida, there is NO LIMIT as to the number of PAs a physician can supervise. Can a PA write prescriptions? Yes , in Florida a PA does have prescriptive authority. Are the physicians required to co-sign PA documentation? Yes , physicians are required to co-sign PA documentation. (Determined at the Practice Level) Question 2 Compare the results for Florida with those from Texas, Alabama, and Pennsylvania. Outline the differences. The differences between Florida to Texas (TX), Alabama (AL), and Pennsylvania are that under “Scope of Practice Determined on Site” AL and Pennsylvania are the only ones that don’t come together and determine the scope of practice for the PA. Under “Adaptable Supervision Requirements” TX is the only one that does not require

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