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AGO Opinions with Topic: EXECUTION OF MEDICAL ORDERS ISSUED BY A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT
AGLO 1978 No. 12 >  March 23, 1978
NURSES - MEDICINE, SURGERY AND OSTEOPATHY - DRUGS - EXECUTION OF MEDICAL ORDERS ISSUED BY A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT
NURSES ‑- MEDICINE, SURGERY AND OSTEOPATHY ‑- DRUGS ‑- EXECUTION OF MEDICAL ORDERS ISSUED BY A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT

(1) It is legally permissible for a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Washington, to execute medical orders, including those for the administration of legend drugs and certain controlled substances, issued by a physician's assistant licensed under chapter 18.71A RCW before such orders are countersigned by the supervising physician.

(2) General discussion of the power of the State Board of Nursing to adopt a regulation concerning the authority of licensed registered nurses to execute such medical orders of a physician's assistant.

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