Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
Delegation of services agreement: means written criteria jointly developed by a physician assistant's supervising physician and substitute supervising physicians and the physician assistant, that permits a physician assistant, working under the direction or review of the supervising physician, to assist in the management of common illnesses and injuries. See Utah Code 58-70a-102
Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
Direct supervision: means the supervising physician is:
physically present at the point of patient treatment on site where the physician assistant he is supervising is practicing; and
Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
Order: means an action of the commission that determines the legal rights, duties, privileges, immunities, or other interests of one or more specific persons, but not a class of persons. See Utah Code 34A-2-102
Practice as a physician assistant: means :
the professional activities and conduct of a physician assistant, also known as a PA, in diagnosing, treating, advising, or prescribing for any human disease, ailment, injury, infirmity, deformity, pain, or other condition, dependent upon and under the supervision of a supervising physician or substitute supervising physician in accordance with a delegation of services agreement; and
the physician assistant acts as the agent of the supervising physician or substitute supervising physician when acting in accordance with a delegation of services agreement. See Utah Code 58-70a-102
Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
Substitute supervising physician: means an individual who meets the requirements of a supervising physician under this chapter and acts as the supervising physician in the absence of the supervising physician. See Utah Code 58-70a-102
acts as the primary supervisor of a physician assistant and takes responsibility for the professional practice and conduct of a physician assistant in accordance with this chapter; and
is not an employee of the physician assistant whom the individual supervises. See Utah Code 58-70a-102
Supervision: means the supervising physician is available for consultation with the physician assistant, either personally or by other means permitting direct verbal communication between the physician and the physician assistant. See Utah Code 58-70a-102