The Act allows physician’s assistants to prescribe certain controlled substances pursuant to authority delegated by their supervising physician. The Act establishes requirements for both the physician’s assistant and the supervising physician in prescribing controlled substances. Additionally, the Act provides that there shall be no presumption of civil or criminal liability against a pharmacist who fills a prescription issued by a physician’s assistant. Lastly, the Act requires the Composite Board of Medical Examiners to adopt certain rules and regulations consistent with the Act.
Stout, Kimberly A.
"PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES Physicians, Physician's Assistants, and Respiratory Care: Authorize Prescription of Certain Controlled Substances and Medical Devices by Physician's Assistants,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 12
, Article 25.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol12/iss1/25