148C.2  Approved programs.

The department shall issue certificates of approval for programs for the education and training of physician assistants which meet board standards. In developing criteria for program approval, the board shall give consideration to and encourage the utilization of equivalency and proficiency testing and other mechanisms whereby full credit is given to trainees for past education and experience in health fields. Rules shall be adopted pursuant to this chapter setting forth standards to insure that such programs operate in a manner which does not endanger the health and welfare of patients who receive services within the scope of the program. The board shall review the quality of curriculum, faculty, and the facilities of such programs and shall approve the issuance of certificates of approval.

Rules shall be adopted pursuant to this chapter setting forth the fees to be charged in connection with the application for and issuance of certificates of approval under this section.

Section History: Early form

  [C73, 75, 77, 79, § 148B.2; C81, § 148C.2]

Section History: Recent form

  88 Acts, ch 1225, §16

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