The proposed rule amendments are intended to clarify the renewal and reactivation requirements and to comply with 2016 statutory modifications for physician assistants including the CME requirements for prescribing physician assistants.  

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    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

    Board of Osteopathic Medicine

    RULE NO. RULE TITLE:

    64B15-6.0035: Physician Assistant Licensure Renewal and Reactivation

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The proposed rule amendments are intended to clarify the renewal and reactivation requirements and to comply with 2016 statutory modifications for physician assistants including the CME requirements for prescribing physician assistants.

    SUMMARY: The proposed rule amendments clarify the renewal and reactivation requirements for physician assistants including the CME requirements for prescribing physician assistants.

    SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:

    The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the Agency.

    The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: During discussion of the economic impact of this rule at its Board meeting, the Board concluded that this rule change will not have any impact on licensees and their businesses or the businesses that employ them. The rule will not increase any fees, business costs, personnel costs, will not decrease profit opportunities, and will not require any specialized knowledge to comply. This change will not increase any direct or indirect regulatory costs. Hence, the Board determined that a Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC) was not necessary and that the rule will not require ratification by the Legislature. No person or interested party submitted additional information regarding the economic impact at that time.

    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.

    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 456.013, 456.033(1), 459.005, 459.022 FS.

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 456.013, 456.031, 459.022(7)(b), (c) FS.

    IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAR.

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Kama Monroe, J.D., Executive Director, Board of Osteopathic Medicine/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # C06, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3256.

     

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

    64B15-6.0035 Physician Assistant Licensure Renewal and Reactivation.

    (1) No change.

    (2) Requirements for Renewal.

    (a) No change.

    (b) Submission of a signed, sworn statement of no felony convictions in the previous two years.

    (b) Completion (c) Submission of a written statement attesting to completion of 100 hours of Continuing Medical Education in the previous two (2) years or documentation that the licensee is certified at the time of renewal by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. 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 not NCCPA certified, the Physician Assistant must be able to produce evidence of the 100 hours of reported CME for the relevant biennium.

    (c)(d) No change.

    (d)(e) No change.

    (e)(f) No change. 

    (3) through (5) No change.

    (6) Renewal of Licensure as a Prescribing Physician Assistant. In addition to the requirements of subsection (2) above, a prescribing physician assistant shall complete attest to having completed a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education in the specialty area(s) of the supervising physician(s), during the previous 2 years. Three of the 10 hours must consist of a continuing education course on the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substance medications which is offered by a statewide professional association of physicians in this state accredited to provide educational activities for the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award Category 1 credit or designated by the American Academy of Physician Assistants as a Category 1 credit. These hours may be utilized to meet the general continuing education requirement.

    (7) through (12) No change.

    Rulemaking Authority 456.013, 456.033(1), 459.005, 459.022 FS. Law Implemented 456.013, 456.031, 459.022(7)(b), (c) FS. History–New 10-28-87, Amended 4-21-88, 1-3-93, Formerly 21R-6.0035, Amended 11-4-93, 3-29-94, Formerly 61F9-6.0035, 59W-6.0035, Amended 6-7-98, 10-16-01, 3-10-02, 7-13-04, 7-27-04, 2-25-07, 11-11-07, 6-2-08, 11-3-09, 1-27-13,                    .

     

     

    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Council on Physician Assistants

    NAME OF AGENCY HEAD WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Board of Osteopathic Medicine

    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: August 26, 2016

    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAR: June 22, 2016

     

Document Information

Comments Open:
9/9/2016
Summary:
The proposed rule amendments clarify the renewal and reactivation requirements for physician assistants including the CME requirements for prescribing physician assistants.
Purpose:
The proposed rule amendments are intended to clarify the renewal and reactivation requirements and to comply with 2016 statutory modifications for physician assistants including the CME requirements for prescribing physician assistants.
Rulemaking Authority:
456.013, 456.033(1), 459.005, 459.022 FS.
Law:
456.013, 456.031, 459.022(7)(b), (c) FS.
Contact:
Kama Monroe, J.D., Executive Director, Board of Osteopathic Medicine/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # C06, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3256.
Related Rules: (1)
64B15-6.0035. Physician Assistant Licensure Renewal and Reactivation