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  1. Which of the following documents must be available at the practice site and be signed by the supervising physician and the physician assistant?
    (Please refer to section CCR 1399.540(b) of the California Code of Regulations for information on the above question.)

    Employment contract
    Physician Assistant license
    Delegation of Services Agreement
    Drug Enforcement Administration registration
  2. Which of the following licensed health care providers may supervise physician assistants?
    (Please refer to section BPC 3501(e) and 3502(b) of the Business and Professions Code for information on the above question.)

    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
    Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
  3. A physician assistant has been working in Orthopedics for ten years and has experience in performing joint injections. She takes a part time job in an Urgent Care facility supervised by a family physician who does not perform joint injections. May the physician assistant perform joint injections at the Urgent Care?
    (Please refer to section CCR 1399.545(b) of the California Code of Regulations for information on the above question.)

    No, because the supervising physician could not provide appropriate follow-up care
    Yes, because the procedure is included in the Delegation of Services Agreement for the Orthopedic practice
    Yes, as long as the physician assistant has a properly co-signed Delegation of Services Agreement available at the Urgent Care
    No, because a supervising physician can not delegate to a physician assistant any procedure that is not consistent with the physician's practice
  4. What information must be on a drug order issued by the physician assistant?
    (Please refer to section BPC 3502.1(d) of the Business and Professions Code for information on the above question.)

    The name and license number of the supervising physician and the signature of the physician assistant
    The name, address, and license number of the supervising physician and the signature of the physician assistant
    The name, address, and phone number of the supervising physician and the signature of the physician assistant
    The name, address, and phone number of the supervising physician; the name, license number, and signature of the physician assistant
  5. A physician assistant is working as the first assistant in an operating room. The patient has been placed under general anesthesia. How should the physician assistant proceed?
    (Please refer to section CCR 1399.541(i)(1) of the California Code of Regulations for information on the above question.)

    Begin the surgical procedure if the anesthesiologist is present
    Wait for the head O.R. nurse before starting the surgical procedure
    Begin the surgical procedure as long as the supervising physician is in the hospital
    Wait for the personal presence of the supervising physician before beginning any surgical procedure
  6. If a physician assistant (PA) receives a notice in the mail from the Physician Assistant Board that his/her PA license has expired, what should the PA do?
    (Please refer to section BPC 3524 of the Business and Professions Code for information on the above question.)

    Stop seeing patients until the license has been renewed
    Continue to see patients, while applying for interim authorization for renewal
    Stop seeing patients until receiving verification that the renewal fee check has been cleared
    Continue to see patients but call the Physician Assistant Board to expedite your renewal process
  7. With what agency must the physician assistant register to issue drug orders for controlled substances?
    (Please refer to section BPC 3502.1(3)(f) of the Business and Professions Code for information on the above question.)

    Medical Board of California (MBC)
    Federal Drug Administration (FDA)
    Physician Assistant Board
    Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  8. In which of the following facilities is a physician assistant required to wear an identification name tag without exception?
    (Please refer to section BPC 680 of the Business and Professions Code for information on the above question.)

    In a hospital
    In a medical office
    In a rural health clinic
    In a clinic that receives federal funds
  9. When a physician assistant enters his/her name or signature on a patient's record or a written order, he/she must enter the name of the supervising physician who is responsible for the patient:
    (Please refer to section CCR 1399.546 of the California Code of Regulations for information on the above question.)

    on every medical record entry.
    only for inpatient medical records.
    on a minimum of 5% of all medical records.
    only for patients who receive controlled substances.
  10. In order for a physician assistant to issue a drug order, the drug must be included in a formulary prepared or adopted by:
    (Please refer to section BPC 3502.1(a)(2) of the Business and Professions Code for information on the above question.)

    the physician assistant.
    the clinic administration.
    the supervising physician.
    the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

 

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