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32-2524. Temporary licensure

(L98, Ch. 205, sec. 10. Rpld. 1/1/11)

A. The board may issue a temporary license to an applicant who meets all the qualifications prescribed in section 32-2521, subsection A, paragraphs 1, 3, 4 and 5, submits evidence to the board that the applicant is eligible to take the certifying examination and pays the prescribed application fee. The applicant shall have the national commission on the certification of physician assistants submit to the board a letter that verifies the applicant's registration to sit for the physician assistant national certifying examination.

B. A temporary license is not effective for a term of more than sixteen months and expires on the occurrence of any one of the following:

1. Issuance of a regular license.

2. Failure to pass the certifying examination.

3. Expiration of the term for which the temporary license was issued.

C. The board shall not issue a temporary license to an applicant who has failed the national commission on the certification of physician assistants examination.

D. A physician assistant who holds a temporary license shall have the national commission on the certification of physician assistants submit verification directly to the board of that person's successful passage or failure of the physician assistant national certifying examination.

E. A physician assistant who holds a temporary license shall not prescribe any controlled substance as defined in the federal controlled substances act of 1970 (P.L. 91-513; 84 Stat. 1242; 21 United States Code section 801).

F. Before being granted a temporary license, an applicant for a temporary license shall enter into a written agreement with the board to perform health care tasks only at the same geographic work site where the physician assistant's supervising physician sees patients.