2015 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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311.844 Licensing of physician assistants -- Requirements -- Endorsement from
other state -- Renewal of license.
To be licensed by the board as a physician assistant, an applicant shall:
(a) Submit a completed application form with the required fee;
(b) Be of good character and reputation;
(c) Be a graduate of an approved program; and
(d) Have passed an examination approved by the board within three (3) attempts.
A physician assistant who is authorized to practice in another state and who is in
good standing may apply for licensure by endorsement from the state of his or her
credentialing if that state has standards substantially equivalent to those of this
A physician assistant's license shall be renewed upon fulfillment of the following
(a) The holder shall be of good character and reputation;
(b) The holder shall provide evidence of completion during the previous two (2)
years of a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of continuing education
approved by the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic
Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American
Academy of Physician Assistants, or by another entity approved by the board;
(c) The holder shall provide evidence of completion of a continuing education
course on the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency
(d) As a part of the continuing education requirements that the board adopts to
ensure continuing competency of present and future licensees the board shall
ensure that physician's assistants shall demonstrate completion of a one-time
training course of one and one-half (1.5) hours of training covering the
prevention and recognition of pediatric abusive head trauma, as defined in
KRS 620.020. The one and one-half (1.5) hours of continuing education
required under this section shall be included in the current number of required
continuing education hours; and
(e) The holder shall provide proof of current certification with the National
Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Effective: June 24, 2015
History: Amended 2015 Ky. Acts ch. 113, sec. 7, effective June 24, 2015. -- Amended
2010 Ky. Acts ch. 171, sec. 11, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended 2006 Ky. Acts
ch. 78, sec. 3, effective July 12, 2006. -- Created 2002 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 25,
effective July 15, 2002.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/12/2006). 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 78, sec. 11,
provides: "A physician assistant who is certified in Kentucky and in good standing on
the effective date of this Act [July 12, 2006] shall automatically be licensed under
Sections 1 to 10 of this Act [KRS 311.840, 311.842, 311.844, 311.845, 311.846,
311.848, 311.850, 311.852, 311.856, and 311.862] and shall be issued a physician
assistant license upon annual renewal."
CHAPTER 311 - PHYSICIANS, OSTEOPATHS, PODIATRISTS, AND RELATED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
311.844 Licensing of physician assistants -- Requirements -- Endorsement from other state -- Renewal of license.
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