Physician Assistant Legal Handbook

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1997 - Law - 399 pages
This book, written for PAs, PA students, institutional and physician e mployers of PAs, and health care lawyers, is a comprehensive reference on laws impacting physician assistant practice. In addition to offeri ng a detailed account of the evolution of the PA profession, including its continuing expansion in today's health care environment, this boo k provides thorough coverage of a wide range of legal issues related t o the PA practice; including academic training and certification, lice nsure, scope of practice and prescriptive authority, employment laws, peer review and credentialing, malpractice, risk management, professio nal liability insurance, medical records, reimbursement, ethics, and e mployment issues related to PAs in hospitals and other practice settin gs.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1Physician Assistants and the Law
1
Chapter 2Education and Certification
11
Chapter 3Licensure and Scope of Practice
61
Physician Assistants
97
Chapter 4Prescribing and Dispensing
103
Chapter 5Liability
137
Chapter 6Quality Review and Risk Management
171
Practice
209
Department Physician Assistant
257
Chapter 9Employment Laws
265
Chapter 10ThirdParty Reimbursement
291
Chapter 11Participation in Government Affairs
327
Can Help
351
Procedures Act
359
Appendix BState Regulation of Physician Assistants
365
Table of Cases
383

Chapter 7Medical Records
215
Chapter 8Credentialing and Peer Review
231
Professionals
251
About the Authors 399
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