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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-1174



Action Taken by the Commission

[39 Pa.B. 3297]
[Saturday, June 27, 2009]

   The Independent Regulatory Review Commission met publicly at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 11, 2009, and announced the following:


   Regulation Deemed Approved under section 5(g) of the Regulatory Review Act--Effective June 10, 2009:

   Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board #125-94: Slot Machine Master Lists (amend 58 Pa. Code §§ 461a.1, 463a.3 and 463a.5)

   Action Taken--Regulation Approved:

   State Board of Osteopathic Medicine #16A-5318: Prescriptive Privileges for Physician Assistants (amends 49 Pa. Code Chapter 25)


Approval Order

Public Meeting held
June 11, 2009

Commissioners Voting:  Arthur Coccodrilli, Chairperson; George D. Bedwick, Vice Chairperson; S. David Fineman, Esq.; Nancy Sabol Frantz, Esq., by phone; John F. Mizner, Esq.

State Board of Osteopathic Medicine--Prescriptive Privileges for Physician Assistants; Regulation No. 16A-5318 (#2644) Osteopathic Medicine Prescriptive Privileges for Physician Assistants

   On October 10, 2007, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (Commission) received this proposed regulation from the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine (Board). This rulemaking amends 49 Pa. Code Chapter 25. The proposed regulation was published in the October 20, 2007 Pennsylvania Bulletin with a 30-day public comment period. The final-form regulation was submitted to the Commission on February 26, 2009. At its April 2, 2009 public meeting, the Commission voted to disapprove the final-form regulation. On May 22, 2009, the Board submitted its report containing the revised final-form regulation to the Commission.

   This final-form regulation permits physician assistants practicing under the supervision of osteopathic physicians to prescribe, dispense and administer drugs and therapeutic devices.

   We have determined this regulation is consistent with the statutory authority of the Board (63 P. S. § 271.10(p)) and the intention of the General Assembly. Having considered all of the other criteria of the Regulatory Review Act, we find promulgation of this regulation is in the public interest.

By Order of the Commission:

   This regulation is approved.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1174. Filed for public inspection June 26, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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