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WVC 30 - 3 E- 4 §30-3E-4. License to practice as a physician assistant.

     (a) A person seeking licensure as a physician assistant shall apply to the Board of Medicine or to the Board of Osteopathic Medicine. The appropriate board shall issue a license to practice as a physician assistant under the supervision of that board's licensed physicians or podiatrists.

     (b) A license may be granted to a person who:

     (1) Files a complete application;

     (2) Pays the applicable fees;

     (3) Demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that he or she:

     (A) Obtained a baccalaureate or master's degree from an accredited program of instruction for physician assistants;

     (B) Prior to July 1, 1994, graduated from an approved program of instruction in primary health care or surgery; or

     (C) Prior to July 1, 1983, was certified by the Board of Medicine as a physician assistant then classified as "Type B";

     (4) Has passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants;

     (5) Has a current certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants;

     (6) Is mentally and physically able to engage safely in practice as a physician assistant;

     (7) Has not had a physician assistant license, certification or registration in any jurisdiction suspended or revoked;

     (8) Is not currently subject to any limitation, restriction, suspension, revocation or discipline concerning a physician assistant license, certification or registration in any jurisdiction: Provided, That if a board is made aware of any problems with a physician assistant license, certification or registration and agrees to issue a license, certification or registration notwithstanding the provisions of this subdivision or subdivision (7) of this subsection;

     (9) Is of good moral character; and

     (10) Has fulfilled any other requirement specified by the appropriate board.

     (c) A board may deny an application for a physician assistant license to any applicant determined to be unqualified by the board.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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