(c) generally describe the medical services provided by each treating physician; After approval by the Board of Directors, a supervising physician may use the services of a medical assistant (PA) in accordance with a practice agreement. What is an « agent » for the attending physician? Are there specific guidelines for PA monitoring, which include either time spent with a supervisor or physical distance from physician supervision? If the PA is monitored by an organization of supervisory physicians (SPO), the designated primary supervisory physician must submit, modify and terminate the practice agreement. PA vs. NP A common question for medical assistants is: « What is the difference between a PA and a nurse (NP)? » There is no easy way to react, as what a PA or NP does varies depending on the condition, specialty and individual practice. The AAPA Public Relations Committee (PRC) has researched both occupations and developed a list of resources to answer this question. In October, an editorial was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and published on THE JAAPA website, which provides an overview of what the CPP has learned. (1) A medical assistant who, in accordance with a cabinet description approved by the Oregon Medical Board pursuant to ORS 677.510 (approval of using services of physician assistant), exercises in accordance with Section 3 of this Act of 2011 (January 1, 2011). 2012] may continue to practice in accordance with the description of the practice and is not required of a 677.510 (authorization to use the services of the physician). b) provide the name of the primary supervisory physician required in accordance with section (5) of this section; (A) Include the name, contact information and license number of the physician`s assistant and each supervisory physician. (G) state that the medical assistant and any supervising physician, in full compliance with the laws and regulations of medical practice by medical assistants, supervisory physicians and supervisory bodies, may recognize that violations of the law or rules relating to medical practice may discipline the medical assistant and the supervisory body.