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AB-1368 Health professionals: authorization forms.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 124037 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

124037.
 The department shall allow a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner to sign any authorization form required by the department for benefits and services under this article, subject to both of the following:
(a) The physician assistant or the nurse practitioner is authorized by the supervising physician, or the nurse practitioner’s standardized procedure or protocol, to provide the service pursuant to his or her scope of practice.
(b) The physician and the designated physician assistant or nurse practitioner are each enrolled as a Medi-Cal provider pursuant to Article 1.3 (commencing with Section 14043) of Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

SEC. 2.

 Section 125186 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

125186.
 The department shall allow a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner to sign any authorization form required by the department for benefits and services under this article, subject to both of the following:
(a) The physician assistant or the nurse practitioner is authorized by the supervising physician, or the nurse practitioner’s standardized procedure or protocol, to provide the service pursuant to his or her scope of practice.
(b) The physician and the designated physician assistant or nurse practitioner are each enrolled as a Medi-Cal provider pursuant to Article 1.3 (commencing with Section 14043) of Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

SEC. 3.

 Section 14133.91 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, immediately following Section 14133.9, to read:

14133.91.
 The department shall allow a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner to sign any authorization form required by the department for benefits and services under this chapter, subject to both of the following:
(a) The physician and the designated physician assistant or nurse practitioner are each enrolled as a Medi-Cal provider pursuant to Article 1.3 (commencing with Section 14043).
(b) The physician assistant or the nurse practitioner is authorized by the supervising physician, or the nurse practitioner’s standardized procedure or protocol, to provide the service pursuant to his or her scope of practice.