Providers Must Enter Into Written Delegation Agreements with Physician Assistants and Prepare for Other Changes Affecting Physician Extenders in Connecticut by October 1

Several new state laws that impact physician assistants (PAs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and the physicians who work with them in hospitals and other clinical settings go into effect on October 1, 2012. The most substantial change requires that a “written delegation agreement” be entered between PAs and their supervising physicians, and that the…

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New Disclosure Requirement for Connecticut Physicians Under Letter of Protection Law

In an attempt to better protect the rights of personal injury plaintiffs, Connecticut Public Act 12-14 (An Act Concerning Letters of Protection) requires that any physician or physical therapist licensed in Connecticut make certain disclosures to patients who may be seeking a disability rating or similar professional opinion from the provider. Sponsors of the bill…

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