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A. A supervising physician is responsible for all aspects of the performance of a physician assistant who has less than eight thousand hours of clinical practice, whether or not the supervising physician actually pays the physician assistant a salary. The supervising physician is responsible for supervising the physician assistant and ensuring that the health care tasks performed by a physician assistant are within the physician assistant's scope of training and experience and have been properly delegated by the supervising physician.
B. Each physician-physician assistant team must ensure that:
1. The physician assistant's scope of practice is identified.
2. The delegation of medical tasks is appropriate to the physician assistant's level of competence.
3. The relationship of, and access to, the supervising physician is defined.
4. A process for evaluating the physician assistant's performance is established.
C. A supervising physician shall not supervise more than six physician assistants who work at the same time.
D. A supervising physician shall develop a system for recording and reviewing all instances in which the physician assistant prescribes schedule II or schedule III controlled substances.