64B8-30.005: Physician Assistant Licensure Renewal and Reactivation
64B8-30.019: Fees Regarding Physician Assistants
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The proposed rule amendments are intended to address statutory changes regarding CME; the criteria for reactivation of retired status license; and the fee for reactivation of a retired status license with regard to physician assistants.
SUMMARY: The proposed rule amendments clarify criteria for appropriate CME, and the criteria for reactivation of retired status license. In addition the amendment to Rule 64B8-30.019, F.A.C., sets forth the fee for reactivation of a retired status license.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: No Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost was prepared.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 456.013, 456.031(1)(a), 456.033(1) 456.036, 458.309, 458.347 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 456.013, 456.031(1), 456.033, 456.036, 458.347 FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN FAW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Larry McPherson, Jr., Executive Director, Board of Medicine/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # C03, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3253
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
64B8-30.005 Physician Assistant Licensure Renewal and Reactivation.
(1) No change.
(2) Requirements for Renewal.
(a) through (b) No change.
(c) Submission of a
notarized written statement attesting to completion of 100 hours of Continuing Medical Education in the previous two (2) years. A minimum of 50 hours must be Category I Continuing Medical Education approved by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association Council on Continuing Medical Education, or the American Academy of Family Physicians. The remaining 50 hours may be Category II Continuing Medical Education. If requested by the Council, the Physician Assistant must submit a notarized copy of a current certificate license issued by the National Commission on Certification Licensure of Physician Assistants or must be able to produce evidence of that the 100 CME hours of reported CME have been approved by the American Academy of Physician Assistants and logged with either the American Academy of Physician Assistants or the National Commission of Licensure of Physician Assistants for the relevant biennium.
(d) through (f) No change.
(3) through (8) No change.
(9) Reactivation of a retired status license. To reactivate the license of a retired status licensee whose license has been on retired status for more than five (5) years or a licensee from another state who has not been in the active practice of medicine within the past five (5) years shall be required to appear before the Council and establish the ability to practice with the care and skill sufficient to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. At the time of such appearance, the physician assistant must:
(a) Surrender to the Department the original retired status license;
(b) Provide the Department with licensure verification from each state in which the licensee is licensed to practice as a physician assistant, or a statement that the licensee is licensed only in Florida;
(c) Provide to the Department a statement of medical activities from the date the licensee entered retired status to the present;
(d) Provide documentation of successful completion of the 16 credit hour Graduate Clerkship offered by
(e) Practice under the direct supervision of a supervising physician approved by the Council for one (1) year;
(f) Submit proof of completion of the continuing medical education requirements in compliance with paragraphs 64B8-30.005(2)(c)-(f), F.A.C., for each biennium in which the license was inactive; and
(g) Pay the appropriate fees set forth in Section 456.036(4)(b), F.S. and subsections 64B8-30.019(6) and (10), F.A.C.
(h) In lieu of proof of completion of the Graduate Clerkship or the equivalent, the licensee may submit proof of recertification by NCCPA.
(10) The Department shall refuse to reactivate the license of a retired status physician assistant who is under investigation or prosecution in any jurisdiction for an action that would constitute a violation of this chapter or the professional practice acts administered by the department and the boards, until 15 days after the Department receives the final results of the investigation or prosecution.
Specific Authority 456.013, 456.031(1)(a), 456.033(1), 458.309, 458.347 FS. Law Implemented 456.013, 456.031(1), 456.033, 456.036, 458.347 FS. History–New 5-13-87, Amended 1-9-92, Formerly 21M-17.0035, Amended 9-21-93, Formerly 61F6-17.0035, Amended 11-30-94, Formerly 59R-30.005, Amended 6-7-98, 3-3-02, 10-12-03, 7-27-04, 10-19-04, 2-25-07,________.
64B8-30.019 Fees Regarding Physician Assistants.
The following fees are prescribed by the Council and adopted by the Boards:
(1) through (5) No change.
(6) The reactivation fee for an inactive or retired status physician assistant license
licensure pursuant to Section 458.347(7) or 459.022(7), F.S., shall be $100. Reactivation shall require payment of all the applicable renewal fees and the reactivation fee.
(7) The duplicate license
licensure fee shall be $ 25.00.
(8) through (9) No change.
(10) The fee for a retired status license shall be $50.00 for a physician assistant.
Specific Authority 456.036, 458.309, 458.347 FS. Law Implemented 456.036(5), (7), 458.347 FS. History–New 8-11-98, Amended 7-30-03, 12-6-04,________.