(KMOV.com) -- A new law announced Monday addresses the growing problem of fewer Missouri doctors.
Last month, News 4 reported on the shortage of family doctors. Under a law going into effect next month, physician assistants can be up to 50 miles from a supervising doctor.
And doctors will have to only spend half a day on site for every 14 days the assistant practices.
Supporters say it’s a way to provide coverage to rural areas.