Businesses and Professions

Physician Assistants

SECTION 5-54-24

§ 5-54-24. Requirements relating to professional conduct.

The board shall receive and maintain a confidential file which shall be available to the board to precipitate or aid in their investigations. The information shall also be available to licensed health care facilities including health maintenance organizations in connection with the granting of staff privileges and to the individual physician assistants themselves. The file shall contain the following information:

(1) Cases of malpractice suits against physician assistants as reported to the board by insurers and self-insurers;

(2) Cases of malpractice suits that result in allegations being dropped, a dismissal, a settlement, or court judgment or arbitration award adverse to the physician assistant;

(3) Reports by any hospital or state or local professional medical association/society of disciplinary action taken against any physician assistant. This should also include any resignation of a physician assistant if related to unprofessional conduct as defined in law or any withdrawal of an application for hospital privileges relating to unprofessional conduct;

(4) Reports by state and federal courts of physician assistants found guilty of a felony;

(5) Reports by professional review organizations and third party health insurers of sanctions imposed on a physician assistant;

(6) The file may contain any other data that the board by reasonable rule or regulation deems appropriate.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1998, ch. 364, § 2.)