Alaska Administrative Code
Title 12 - Professional Regulations
Part 1 - Boards and Commissions Subject to Centralized Licensing
Chapter 40 - State Medical Board
Article 5 - Physician Assistants
Section 12 AAC 40.400 - Physician assistant license

Universal Citation: 12 AK Admin Code 12 AAC 40.400

Current through December 14, 2023

(a) An individual who desires to undertake medical diagnosis and treatment or the practice of medicine under AS 08.64.380(6) or AS 08.64.380(7) as a physician assistant

(1) shall apply for a permanent renewable license on a form provided by the department;

(2) shall pay the appropriate fees established in 12 AAC 02.250; and

(3) must be approved by the board.

(b) The application must contain documented evidence of

(1) graduation from a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or, before 2001, by its predecessor accrediting agencies the American Medical Association's Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs;

(2) a passing score on the certifying examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants;

(3) verification of current certification issued by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA);

(4) compliance with continuing medical education standards established by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants;

(5) verification of registration or licensure in all other states where the applicant is or has been registered or licensed as a physician assistant or any other health care professional;

(6) verification of successful completion of a physician assistant program that meets the requirements of (1) of this subsection; that verification must be sent directly from the program to the board;

(7) verification of the applicant's completion of at least two hours of education in pain management and opioid use and addiction funed in a continuing medical education program approved by the National Commission on Certification of Physician assistants (NCCPA), a Category I continuing medical education program accredited by the American Medical Association, or a Category I or II continuing medical educatiou ro ·am accredited bv the American Osteo athic Association, foran applicant who does not currently hold a a valid federal Drug Enforcement Administration registntion number, the verification will be waived until the applicant applies for a valid registration number;

(8) clearance from the Board Action Data Bank maintained by the Federation of State Medical Boards; and

(9) clearance from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

(c) Repealed 9/1/2007.

(d) Notwithstanding (b) of this section, an applicant for a physician assistant license submit the credentials verification documents through the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS) of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc., sent directly to the department from FCVS.

Eff. 1/13/80, Register 73; am 7/4/84, Register 90; am 5/18/85, Register 94; am 8/20/87, Register 103; am 3/12/89, Register 109; am 5/1/94, Register 130; am 6/28/97, Register 142; am 8/9/2000, Register 155; am 6/15/2001, Register 158; am 9/1/2007, Register 183; am 5/8/2013, Register 206; am 10/8/2017,Register 224, January 2018; am 8/17/2018,Register 227, October 2018

Authority:AS 08.64.100

AS 08.64.107

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