Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Department 360 - RULES OF GEORGIA COMPOSITE MEDICAL BOARD.
Chapter 360-5 - PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANTS
Rule 360-5-.08 - Inactive Status

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 360-5-.08

RULE 360-5-.08. Inactive Status

(1) A person who wishes to maintain his or her physician assistant license, but who does not intend to practice as a physician assistant may apply to the Board for inactive status by submitting an application and the fee as determined by the Board. An individual with an inactive license may not practice as a physician assistant in this State.

(2) In order to reactivate a license to practice as a physician assistant, the Board must receive a completed application from the licensee with evidence of 40 hours of continuing education obtained within the previous two years, and a reactivation fee. The physician assistant must be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that he or she has maintained current knowledge, skill and proficiency in the medical arts as required by O.C.G.A. ยง43-34-103 and that he or she is mentally and physically able to practice with reasonable skill and safety.

(a) Provided however prior to performing medical tasks, the licensee must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that the completed continuing education required in the above paragraph is pertinent to the job description under which he/she will practice, as required in Continuing Education Requirements 360-05-.07.

(3) Once the license has been reactivated, the physician assistant may not practice until he/she has on file a completed job description with a primary supervising physician as provided in Rules 360-5-.03 and 360-5-.04. In addition, the physician assistant must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that he/she has sufficient recent continuing education or training pertinent to the job description under which he/she will practice.

O.C.G.A. Secs. 43-1-25, 43-34-5, 43-34-8, 43-34-11, 43-34-102, 43-34-103, 43-34-107, 43-34-108.

(Original Rule entitled "Grounds for Revocation or Termination of a Physician's Assistant Certificate" adopted. F. Sept. 11, 1972; eff. Oct. 1, 1972. Repealed: F. Dec. 4, 1981; eff. Jan. 1, 1982, as specified by the Agency. Amended: New Rule entitled "Remote Practice Sites" adopted. F. July 15, 1988; eff. Aug. 4, 1988. Amended: F. Mar. 18, 1998; eff. Apr. 7, 1998. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Inactive Status" adopted. F. Jan. 18, 2011; eff. Feb. 7, 2011.)
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