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PDFWAC 246-918-055

Practice agreements.

(1) A practice agreement must meet the requirements in RCW 18.71A.120.
(2) A physician assistant may have more than one supervising physician if the practice agreement is entered into with a group of physicians and the language of the practice agreement designates the supervising physicians.
(3) Pursuant to a practice agreement, a physician assistant may administer anesthesia, except the types of anesthesia described in subsection (4) of this section, without the personal presence of a supervising physician.
(4) Administration of general anesthesia or intrathecal anesthesia may be performed by a physician assistant with adequate education and training under direct supervision of a supervising anesthesiologist. Adequate education and training for administration of general or intrathecal anesthesia is defined as:
(a) Completion of an accredited anesthesiologist assistant program; or
(b) Performance of general or intrathecal anesthesia clinical duties pursuant to a valid practice agreement prior to September 22, 2021.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71A.150, 18.130.050, chapter 18.71A RCW and 2020 c 80. WSR 21-22-043, § 246-918-055, filed 10/27/21, effective 11/27/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.130.050, chapter 18.71A RCW, and 2013 c 203. WSR 15-04-122, § 246-918-055, filed 2/3/15, effective 3/6/15.]
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