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49 Pa. Code § 18.145. Biennial registration requirements; renewal of physician assistant license.

§ 18.145. Biennial registration requirements; renewal of physician assistant license.

 (a)  A physician assistant shall register biennially according to the procedure in §  16.15 (relating to biennial registration; inactive status and unregistered status).

 (b)  The fee for the biennial registration of a physician assistant license is set forth in §  16.13 (relating to licensure, certification, examination and registration fees).

 (c)  To be eligible for renewal of a physician assistant license, the physician assistant shall complete continuing medical education as required by the NCCPA, including at least 2 hours of approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting in accordance with §  16.108(b) (relating to child abuse recognition and reporting—mandatory training requirement), and maintain National certification by completing current recertification mechanisms available to the profession, identified on the NCCPA’s web site as recognized by the Board. The Board recognizes certification through the NCCPA and its successor organizations and certification through any other National organization for which the Board publishes recognition of the organization’s certification of physician assistants on the Board’s web site.

 (d)  The Board will keep a current list of persons licensed as physician assistants. The list will include:

   (1)  The name of each physician assistant.

   (2)  The place of residence.

   (3)  The current business address.

   (4)  The date of initial licensure, biennial renewal record and current supervising physician.


   The provisions of this §  18.145 amended under sections 8, 8.1, 13, 13.1(c) and 36 of the Medical Practice Act of 1985 (63 P.S. § §  422.8, 422.8a, 422.13 422.13a(c) and 422.36); and 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2).


   The provisions of this §  18.145 amended August 13, 1993, effective August 14, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 3780; amended November 17, 2006, effective November 18, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7009; amended January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 583; amended March 25, 2022, effective March 26, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 1899. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (370214) to (370215).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  18.156 (relating to monitoring and review of physician assistant utilization).

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