physician assistant bill http://wkms.org en Physician Assistant Bill Moves to Kentucky House http://wkms.org/post/physician-assistant-bill-moves-kentucky-house <p></p><p>Proposed changes in state law are designed to keep more Physician Assistants in Kentucky.&nbsp; It allows for more leniency in their supervision.</p><p>Newly graduated Physician Assistants must currently work under the direct supervision of a medical doctor for a year and a half.&nbsp; So, they can only work when “the Doctor is in.” As a result, Virginia Valentin with the Kentucky Physician Assistant Association says about half of P-A grads leave the commonwealth.</p><p><em>“Right now the law is for the first 18 months, P-A’s have to work under direct supervision of a physician, meaning the physician can’t take Friday afternoon off.&nbsp; If they take Friday afternoon off, then the physician assistant can’t work.&nbsp; This is the only state that does that,” Valentin said.</em> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:53:05 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 28178 at http://wkms.org Physician Assistant Bill Moves to Kentucky House