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 40.445 - Graduate physician assistant license

Universal Citation: 12 AK Admin Code 12 AAC 40.445

Current through December 14, 2023

(a) An applicant for a license to practice as a graduate physician assistant

(1) shall apply on a form provided by the department;

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

(3) must be approved by the board.

(b) The application must include

(1) evidence of having graduated 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; and

(2) evidence of having been accepted to take the next entry level examination of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Inc. (NCCPA) for initial certification.

(c) A graduate physician assistant license is automatically suspended on the date the board receives notice that the applicant failed to pass the NCCPA certifying examination required under (b)(2) of this section.

(d) Upon request, the board will reissue a graduate physician assistant license only if the licensee was prevented from taking a scheduled examination.

(e) A licensed graduate physician assistant must be under the continuous on-site supervision of a physician assistant licensed in this state or a physician licensed in this state.

(f) When licensed, the licensee shall display a nameplate designating that person as a "graduate physician assistant."

(g) Notwithstanding (b) of this section, an applicant for a graduate 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. 3/12/89, Register 109; am 6/28/97, Register 142; am 9/1/2007, Register 183; am 10/8/2017,Register 224, January 2018

Authority:AS 08.64.100

AS 08.64.107

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