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49 Pa. Code § 25.163. Approval and effect of licensure; biennial renewal of physician assistants; registration of supervising physicians.

§ 25.163. Approval and effect of licensure; biennial renewal of physician assistants; registration of supervising physicians.

 (a)  Upon approval of an application for licensure as a physician assistant, the Board will issue a physician assistant license which contains the licensee’s name, license number and the date of issuance, after payment of the fee required under §  25.231 (relating to schedule of fees).

 (b)  A physician assistant’s right to continue practicing is conditioned upon biennial renewal and the payment of the fee required under §  25.231. Upon receipt of the form provided to the physician assistant by the Board in advance of the renewal period and the required fee, the Board will issue the physician assistant a biennial renewal certificate containing the licensee’s name, license number and the beginning and ending dates of the biennial renewal period.

 (c)  To be eligible for renewal of a physician assistant license, the physician assistant shall complete continuing medical education as required by NCCPA and maintain National certification by completing current certification and recertification mechanisms available to the profession, identified on NCCPA’s web site and recognized by the Board. The Board recognizes certification through 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)  Upon approval of an application for registration as a supervising physician, the Board will issue a supervising physician registration certificate which contains the name of the supervising physician, his registration number and the name of the physician assistant that he is authorized to supervise under that specific registration. The registration is not subject to renewal. When the physician submits a request to modify a protocol with respect to a physician assistant he is already registered to utilize, no new registration certificate will be issued; however, the physician will receive a letter from the Board confirming its approval of the expanded utilization.

 (e)  Only a physician registered with the Board may use the services of physician assistants. A physician assistant shall have a clearly identified supervising physician who is professionally and legally responsible for the physician assistant’s services. Whenever a physician assistant is employed by a professional corporation or partnership, an individual physician must still register as the supervising physician. Each member of a professional corporation or partnership may register as a supervising physician. When a physician assistant is employed by a professional corporation or partnership, the registered supervising physician is not relieved of the professional and legal responsibility for the care and treatment of patients attended by the physician assistant under his supervision.

 (f)  The Board will keep a current register of persons licensed as physician assistants. This register will include the name of each physician assistant, the physician assistant’s mailing address of record, current business address, the date of initial licensure, biennial renewal record and current supervising physician. This register is available for public inspection.

 (g)  The Board will keep a current register of approved registered supervising physicians. This register will include the physician’s name, his mailing address of record, his current business address, the date of his initial registration, his satellite operation if applicable, the names of current physician assistants under his supervision and the names of physicians willing to provide substitute supervision in his absence. This register will be available for public inspection.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  25.163 issued under section 506 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  186); and sections 10(h) and 16 of the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act (63 P. S. § §  271.10(h) and 271.16); amended under sections 10(f) and (h), 10.1(c), 10.2(f), 13.1(a) and (d) and 16 of the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act (63 P. S. § §  271.10(f) and (h), 271.10a(c), 271.10b(f), 271.13a(a) and (d) and 271.16).

Source

   The provisions of this §  25.163 adopted April 23, 1982, effective April 24, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1332; amended January 20, 1989, effective January 21, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 236; amended January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 589. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (344834) to (344835).



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