Definitions for ORS 677.495 to 677.545
(1) "Agent" means a physician designated by the supervising physician of a physician assistant who supervises the medical services of the physician assistant for a predetermined period of time.
(2) "Committee" means the Physician Assistant Committee created in ORS 677.540 (Physician Assistant Committee).
(3) "Physician assistant" means a person who is licensed in accordance with ORS 677.505 (Application of provisions governing physician assistants to other health professions) to 677.525 (Fees).
(4) "Supervision" means the routine direction and regular review by the supervising physician, as determined to be appropriate by the Oregon Medical Board, of the medical services provided by the physician assistant. The practice description shall provide for the maintenance of direct, verbal communication either in person or by means described in ORS 677.515 (Medical services rendered by physician assistant) (4)(a) but the description shall not require the physical presence at all times of the supervising physician. [Formerly 677.012; 1983 c.486 §45; 1987 c.660 §24; 1989 c.830 §30; 1999 c.119 §1; 1999 c.582 §1; 2001 c.744 §§3,4; 2005 c.366 §1; 2007 c.347 §1]
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