PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The proposed rule amendments are intended to address changes to the PA formulary pursuant to recent legislation.
SUMMARY: The proposed rule amendment deletes antipsychotics and parenteral preparations from the list of prohibited drugs which can be prescribed by physician assistants.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: A Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost has been prepared and is available by contacting: Larry McPherson, Jr., Executive Director, at the address listed below.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 458.309, 458.347(4)(f)1. FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 458.347(4)(e), (f) FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN FAW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Larry McPherson, Jr., Executive Director, Board of Medicine/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C03, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3253
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
(1) PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS APPROVED TO PRESCRIBE MEDICINAL DRUGS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 458.347(4)(e) OR 459.022(4)(e), F.S., ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO PRESCRIBE THE FOLLOWING MEDICINAL DRUGS, IN PURE FORM OR COMBINATION:
(a) Controlled substances, as defined in Chapter 893, F.S.
(c) General, spinal or epidural anesthetics.
(d) Radiographic contrast materials. (e) Any parenteral preparation except insulin and epinephrine. Parenteral includes: intravenous, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and any route other than the alimentary canal; however, it does not include topical or mucosal application. Nothing in this formulary prohibits a physician assistant from administering a parenteral drug under the direction or supervision of the supervising physician.
(2) through (4) No change.
Specific Authority 458.309, 458.347(4)(f)1. FS. Law Implemented 458.347(4)(e), (f) FS. History–New 3-12-94, Formerly 61F6-17.0038, Amended 11-30-94, 2-22-95, 1-24-96, 11-13-96, 3-26-97, Formerly 59R-30.008, Amended 11-26-97, 1-11-99, 12-28-99, 6-20-00, 11-13-00, 2-15-02, 7-30-03, ________.