Part 1 General Provisions 58-70a-101 – 58-70a-102
Part 2 Board 58-70a-201
Part 3 Licensing 58-70a-301 – 58-70a-306
Part 4 License Denial and Discipline 58-70a-401
Part 5 Scope of Practice – Unlawful and Unprofessional Conduct – Penalties 58-70a-501 – 58-70a-505

Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 58 > Chapter 70a

  • Adjudicative proceeding: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Board: means the Physician Assistant Licensing Board created in Section 58-70a-201. See Utah Code 58-70a-102
  • City: includes , depending on population, a metro township as defined in Section 10-3c-102. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Commission: means the Labor Commission created in Section 34A-1-103. See Utah Code 34A-1-102
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Compensation: means the payments and benefits provided for in this chapter or Chapter 3, Utah Occupational Disease Act. See Utah Code 34A-2-102
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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:
    (a) physically present at the point of patient treatment on site where the physician assistant he is supervising is practicing; and
    (b) immediately available for consultation with the physician assistant. See Utah Code 58-70a-102
  • Director: means the director of the division, unless the context requires otherwise. See Utah Code 34A-2-102
  • Disability: means an administrative determination that may result in an entitlement to compensation as a consequence of becoming medically impaired as to function. See Utah Code 34A-2-102
  • Division: means the Division of Industrial Accidents. See Utah Code 34A-2-102
  • 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.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Guardian: includes a person who:Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Highway: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Motor carrier: means a person engaged in the business of transporting freight, merchandise, or other property by a commercial vehicle on a highway within this state. See Utah Code 34A-2-104
  • Motor vehicle: means a self-propelled vehicle intended primarily for use and operation on the highways, including a trailer or semitrailer designed for use with another motorized vehicle. See Utah Code 34A-2-104
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Occupational accident related insurance: means insurance that provides the following coverage at a minimum aggregate policy limit of $1,000,000 for all benefits paid, including medical expense benefits, for an injury sustained in the course of working under a written agreement described in Subsection (5)(d)(iii):
    (i) disability benefits;
    (ii) death benefits; and
    (iii) medical expense benefits, which include:
    (A) hospital coverage;
    (B) surgical coverage;
    (C) prescription drug coverage; and
    (D) dental coverage. See Utah Code 34A-2-104
  • 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
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Practice as a physician assistant: means :
    (a) 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
    (b) 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.
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • 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
  • Supervising physician: means an individual who:
    (a) is currently licensed to practice under Title 58, Chapter 67, Utah Medical Practice Act, or Title 58, Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act;
    (b) 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
    (c) 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
  • Town: includes , depending on population, a metro township as defined in Section 10-3c-102. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unlawful conduct: is a s defined in Sections 58-1-501 and 58-70a-502. See Utah Code 58-70a-102
  • Unprofessional conduct: is a s defined in Sections 58-1-501 and 58-70a-503 and as may be further defined by rule. See Utah Code 58-70a-102
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
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