Finally, SB 697 expands the prescribing power of APs by eliminating specific medical surveillance requirements and eliminating the requirement that the name and contact information of the attending physician appear on the prescriptions of an AP. See the bus. &Prof. Code § 3502.1, amended by SB 697 (valid from 1 January 2020). Instead, the practice agreement should define the supervision to be offered to the PA when prescribing medications, although a medical practitioner « must be reachable by telephone or other electronic communication method at the time the PA examines the patient. » Bus. &prof. Code § 3502.1 (c) (2). Should physicians and PAs throughout California immediately adopt practice contracts that meet legal standards? No no. The law applies them before the 1st.