10.32.03.09

.09 Renewal, Reinstatement, and Continuing Education.

A. Renewal.

To renew a physician assistant's license, the applicant shall:

(1) Complete an application on a form approved by the Board;

(2) Pay an application fee as defined in Regulation .16 of this chapter;

(3) Attest to completion of continuing education activities as specified in §D of this regulation; and

(4) Meet any additional requirements set by the Board for renewal of a license.

B. Reinstatement. To be reinstated, the applicant shall:

(1) Complete an application on a form approved by the Board;

(2) Pay an application fee as defined in Regulation .16 of this chapter;

(3) Submit evidence of completion of continuing education activities as specified in §D of this regulation; and

(4) Meet any additional requirements set by the Board for reinstatement of a license.

C. Change of Name or Address.

(1) A physician assistant shall notify the Board in writing of a change in the physician assistant's name or address within 60 days after the change.

(2) If a physician assistant fails to notify the Board within the time required under §C(1) of this regulation, the physician assistant is subject to an administrative penalty of $100.

D. Continuing Education.

(1) Except as specified in §D(2) of this regulation, in order to renew or reinstate a license under §A or B of this regulation, a physician assistant shall complete at least 50 hours of continuing education consisting of:

(a) A minimum 8 hours of Category 1 education on pharmacology topics earned within the 2 years preceding the date of the application for renewal or reinstatement; and

(b) In addition to the continuing education hours specified in §D(1)(a) of this regulation, a minimum of 42 hours of Category I continuing education activities within the 2 years preceding the date of the application for renewal or reinstatement.

(2) A physician assistant who is renewing a license as a physician assistant for the first time since either initial licensure or reinstatement of a license:

(a) Shall meet the requirement of §D(1)(a) of this regulation; and

(b) Is not required to meet the requirement specified in §D(1)(b) of this regulation.

(3) Documentation of Continuing Education.

(a) A physician assistant shall obtain documentation of attendance at Category I continuing education and retain the documentation for 6 years.

(b) The documentation shall contain, at a minimum, the following information:

(i) Program title;

(ii) Sponsorís name;

(iii) Physician assistantís name;

(iv) Inclusive date or dates and location of the program;

(v) Category I designation and the number of continuing education hours earned; and

(vi) Documented verification that the physician assistant attended the program by stamp, signature, printout, or other official proof.

(c) Proof of maintenance of certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants may be used to document compliance with the continuing education requirement.

(4) The Board may request a physician assistant to submit evidence of having met the continuing education requirements specified in this regulation.

(5) If a physician assistant cannot demonstrate completion of the required continuing education credit hours, the Board may impose a civil penalty of up to $100 per missing continuing education credit hour.