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HB 3036: Physician Assistant Modernization Bill

In 2021, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3036, which modernizes physician assistant practice in Oregon. The bill's effective date of June 23, 2021, allows the Oregon Medical Board to start working on implementation of the bill. The actual changes to PA practice provided in HB 3036 are operational in phases on January 15, 2022, and July 15, 2022 (see HB 3036 sections 9, 20, and 21).

The OMB is currently reviewing and developing a plan for implementation of HB 3036. Rulemaking will start in fall 2021 and continue through July 2022. There will be opportunities for stakeholder input and feedback during the process, and updates will be provided on this webpage and other licensee communication tools such as the OMB Report newsletter.

HB 3036 Summary
The summary below does not include every provision of HB 3036, but highlights areas that will be addressed in OMB rulemaking. Section numbers are provided for reference to HB 3036, along with operational dates for each section. Please review HB 3036 for detailed information.

  • Updates PA requirements to dispense prescription drugs (see section 1, January 15, 2022).
  • Removes requirement that PAs include supervising physician information on each prescription (see section 2, January 15, 2022).
  • Removes requirement that PAs practice within the scope of practice of a supervising physician (see section 2, January 15, 2022).
  • Updates the degree of autonomous judgment that a PA may exercise can be determined at the PA's primary location of practice by the community standards of care and the PA's education, training, and experience (see section 2, January 15, 2022).
  • Adds PA telemedicine license and allows Oregon-licensed PAs to practice via telemedicine on Oregon patients from outside of Oregon (see section 3-6, January 15, 2022).
  • Adds definitions for collaboration, collaboration agreement, and employer. Removes definitions for practice agreement, supervision, and supervising physician definitions (see section 10, July 15, 2022).
  • Removes requirement for PAs to practice under a supervising physician (see section 11A, July 15, 2022).
  • Allows PAs to enter a collaboration agreement with an Oregon physician or the PA's employer (see section 11A, July 15, 2022)
  • Allows PAs to continue practicing under a current practice agreement or practice description until the PA enters into a collaboration agreement. Requires PAs to transition to a collaboration agreement when the PA's license is due for renewal or December 31, 2023, whichever is later (see section 20, July 15, 2022).

Please email elizabeth.ross@omb.oregon.gov with comments or questions about HB 3036 and the implementation process.



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