GCMB institutes emergency telemedicine, CME & PA oversight rules

The Georgia Composite Medical Board has instituted three emergency rules that will remain in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak, including ones addressing 1) telemedicine (i.e., building on a previously-enacted emergency rule by eliminating the requirement for a supervising physician to notify GCMB for an APRN or PA to engage in telemedicine) and 2) CME requirements (i.e., reducing the CME that’s required for license renewals that were submitted in 2020 and 2021 to 20 hours – with some exceptions) and 3) physician assistants (i.e., allowing PAs to practice under supervising physicians who may not be the physician of record in emergency situations). 

GCMB COVID-19 emergency telemedicine rule

GCMB COVID-19 emergency CME requirement rule

GCMB COVID-19 emergency PA rule