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Case Study 1.19: Physician Assistant Documentation Practices 1. Research the questions and provide your conclusions to the physicians in a memo: a. Is there a limit to the number of PAs that can be supervised by a physician? i. The number of PAs that can be supervised by a physician at once depends on the state which you are living in. This number can range from two to seven. Although, some states do not have a law stating how many PAs can be supervised by a physician. b. Can a PA write prescriptions? i. Depending on the state the patient is from, a physician is allowed to prescribe medications, although this is on behalf of the supervising physician. Along with this, a physician’s name may still appear on top of the prescription form but the PA will still be able to make the decision about the medication. c. Are the physicians required to co-sign PA documentation? i. This is also another requirement that depends on which state the patient is living in. The reason some states do not require this is because it takes

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