Board Guidance and AG Opinions

The following documents provide guidance from the Board and the Attorney General on issues of concern to our licensees.

Download this pdf file. Office-Based Anesthesia and Surgery Guidelines (updated 04/15/2019)  The purpose of these guidelines is to promote and establish consistent standards, continuing competency, and to promote patient safety.

Download this pdf file. Physician Scope of Practice (07/12/2018) : Physicians shall have acquired the appropriate level of education and training intending to expand their practice to an area outside their residency/fellowship, post-graduate education

Download this pdf file. Official Opinion of the Attorney General (10/28/2016) : Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses may be able to access the GAPDMP database as delegates of physicians who have the authority to prescribe or dispense.

Download this pdf file. Official Opinion of the Attorney General (10/07/2016) : A physician is required to report to the GA Composite Medical a payment made as a result of a high-low agreement in a medical malpractice case, even if there is a judgment in favor of the physician.

Download this pdf file. Guidelines Concerning the Use of Chaperones During Physical Examinations (05/05/2016) : The purpose of this guideline is to outline the role of chaperones during physical examinations.

Download this pdf file. AG Memorandum (03/26/2009) : An advanced practice registered nurse who distributes drug samples must be authorized to do so under a nurse protocol agreement.

Download this pdf file. Guidelines for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain (01/11/2008) : These guidelines are primarily intended to provide orientation for physicians intending to prescribe schedule II and III analgesics for the purpose of treating chronic pain conditions and do not necessarily apply to clinical conditions where rapid adjustments in medical management are required such as acute pain management following surgery, emergency care pain management and end-of-life care.

Download this pdf file. Official Opinion of the Attorney General (12/28/2000) : A physician assistant is allowed to prescribe Schedule III, IV, and V controlled substances while acting under the requisite supervision of a physician and pursuant to the requisite job description, thereby permitting the physician assistant to have a DEA number..