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24.156.1624    PATIENT RIGHTS

(1) For the purposes of implementing this chapter, if the patient is being medically cared for or treated by a physician assistant:

(a) The patient may request to be treated or seen by the supervising physician in lieu of the physician assistant, if the supervising physician is available.

(b) If the supervising physician is not available, the patient must be given an explanation for the unavailability of the supervising physician and the patient's request and explanation must be documented in the patient's chart at the time of the request. The patient must also be given the opportunity to be treated by the supervising physician when the supervising physician is available.

(c) The physician assistant shall report to the supervising physician the patient's request to be seen or treated by the supervising physician.

History: 37-20-202, MCA; IMP, 37-20-101, 37-20-301, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 1958, Eff. 8/11/06.

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