§ 18.146. Professional liability insurance coverage for licensed physician assistants.
(a) A licensed physician assistant shall maintain a level of professional liability insurance coverage as required under section 36(f) of the act (63 P. S. § 422.36(f)).
(b) Proof of professional liability insurance coverage may include:
(1) A certificate of insurance or copy of the declaration page from the applicable insurance policy setting forth the effective date, expiration date and dollar amounts of coverage.
(2) Evidence of a plan of self-insurance approved by the Insurance Commissioner of the Commonwealth under regulations of the Insurance Department in 31 Pa. Code Chapter 243 (relating to medical malpractice and health-related self-insurance plans).
(c) A license that was issued in reliance upon a letter from the applicants insurance carrier indicating that the applicant will be covered against professional liability effective upon the issuance of the applicants license as permitted under section 36(f)(2) of the act will become inactive as a matter of law 30 days after issuance of the license if the licensee has not provided proof of professional liability insurance coverage and will remain inactive until the licensee provides proof of insurance coverage.
(d) A licensee who does not have professional liability insurance coverage as required under section 36(f) of the act may not practice as a physician assistant in this Commonwealth.
The provisions of this § 18.146 issued under sections 8, 8.1, 13(c) and 13.1(c) of the Medical Practice Act of 1985 (63 P. S. § § 422.8, 422.8a, 422.13(c) and 422.13a(c)).
The provisions of this § 18.146 adopted January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 583.
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