View Amendment Current Amendment: 3 to Bill 3618 Reps. HOWARD, OTT and HAYES propose the following Amendment No. 3 to H. 3618 (COUNCIL\AGM\3618C003.AGM.AB13):

Reference is to Printer's Date 4/18/13-H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 40-47-945(A), as contained in SECTION 1, by deleting the subsection in its entirety and inserting:

/      (A)      Except as otherwise provided in this article, an individual shall obtain a permanent license from the board before the individual may practice as a physician assistant. The board shall grant a permanent license as a physician assistant to an applicant who has:
           (1)      submitted a completed application on forms provided by the board;
           (2)      paid the nonrefundable application fees established in this article;
           (3)(a)      successfully completed an educational program for physician assistants approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant or its predecessor or successor organization;
           (4)       and successfully completed the NCCPA certifying examination and provide documentation that the applicant possesses a current, active, NCCPA certificate; or
           (b)      graduated from an American or foreign medical school with a doctor of medicine degree or a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree and has completed all requirements necessary to be eligible for a medical residency program in the United States;
           (54)      certified that the applicant is mentally and physically able to engage safely in practice as a physician assistant;
           (65)      no licensure, certificate, or registration as a physician assistant under current discipline, revocation, suspension, probation, or investigation for cause resulting from the applicant's practice as a physician assistant;
           (76)      good moral character;
           (87)      submitted to the board other information the board considers necessary to evaluate the applicant's qualifications;
           (98)      appeared before a board member or board designee with the applicant's supervising physician and all original diplomas and certificates and demonstrated knowledge of the contents of this article. A temporary authorization to practice may be issued as provided in Section 40-47-940 pending completion of this requirement and subject to satisfactory interview as provided below; and
           (109)      successfully completed an examination administered by the committee on the statutes and regulations regarding physician assistant practice and supervision. /

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