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Special provisions
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 37
§ 3702. Special provisions. 1. Inpatient medical orders. A licensed
physician assistant employed or extended privileges by a hospital may,
if permissible under the bylaws, rules and regulations of the hospital,
write medical orders, including those for controlled substances, for
inpatients under the care of the physician responsible for his or her
supervision. Countersignature of such orders may be required if deemed
necessary and appropriate by the supervising physician or the hospital,
but in no event shall countersignature be required prior to execution.

2. Withdrawing blood. A licensed physician assistant or certified
nurse practitioner acting within his or her lawful scope of practice may
supervise and direct the withdrawal of blood for the purpose of
determining the alcoholic or drug content therein under subparagraph one
of paragraph (a) of subdivision four of section eleven hundred
ninety-four of the vehicle and traffic law, notwithstanding any
provision to the contrary in clause (ii) of such subparagraph.

3. Prescriptions for controlled substances. A licensed physician
assistant, in good faith and acting within his or her lawful scope of
practice, and to the extent assigned by his or her supervising
physician, may prescribe controlled substances as a practitioner under
article thirty-three of this chapter, to patients under the care of such
physician responsible for his or her supervision. The commissioner, in
consultation with the commissioner of education, may promulgate such
regulations as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.