Physicians: Pay Attention to Supervision Agreements

A supervision agreement must provide that the physician agrees to supervise the physician assistant and the physician assistant agrees to practice under that physician’s supervision.

A supervision agreement must provide that the supervising physician is legally responsible and assumes legal liability for the services provided by the physician assistant.

A supervision agreement must be signed by the physician and the physician assistant.

a. If a physician assistant will practice within a health care facility, the supervision agreement must include terms that require the physician assistant to practice in accordance with the policies of the health care facility; and/or

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