1. The board shall formulate guidelines and adopt rules, pursuant to section 148C.7, to govern the registration of persons who qualify as physician assistants. An applicant for registration shall submit the fee prescribed by the board and shall meet the requirements established by the board with respect to all of the following:
a. Academic qualifications, including evidence of graduation from an approved program. However, if the board determines that a person has sufficient knowledge and experience to qualify as a physician assistant, the board may approve an application for registration without requiring the completion of an approved program.
b. Examination grades and evidence of passing the national commission on certification of physician assistants examination or an equivalent examination which the board approves.
c. Hours of continuing medical education necessary to remain licensed or eligible for licensure.
2. The board may issue a temporary registration under special circumstances and upon conditions prescribed by the board. A temporary registration shall not exceed one year in duration and shall not be renewed more than once.
3. A person who is registered as a physician assistant is not authorized to practice as a physician assistant unless the person is also a licensed physician assistant.
4. The board shall formulate guidelines and adopt rules, pursuant to section 148C.7, for the consideration of applications from persons seeking to become licensed physician assistants. An applicant for a license to practice as a physician assistant shall submit the fee prescribed by the board and evidence of the applicant's current registration with the board as a physician assistant. In conjunction with the physician assistant submission, the applicant's supervising physician or physicians shall submit evidence of eligibility, as determined by the board of medical examiners, to serve as a supervising physician, information with respect to the supervising physician's professional background and specialty, scope of practice, and a plan for supervision of the physician assistant. In addition the physician assistant applicant and the supervising physician or physicians shall submit a description of how the physician assistant is to function within the scope of practice.
5. The board may issue a temporary license under special circumstances and upon conditions prescribed by the board. A temporary license shall not exceed one year in duration and shall not be renewed more than once.
6. The board may modify the proposed functioning of a physician assistant and then approve the application for licensure as modified.
7. The board shall not approve an application for licensure which would result in a physician supervising more than two physician assistants at one time.
8. A licensed physician assistant shall perform only those services for which the licensed physician assistant is qualified by training, and shall not perform a service that is not permitted by the board.
9. Rules shall be adopted pursuant to this chapter which will permit qualified practicing physicians to supervise licensed physician assistants at a free medical clinic on a temporary basis.
[C73, 75, 77, 79, § 148B.3; C81, § 148C.3; 82 Acts, ch 1005, § 5]
88 Acts, ch 1225, §17
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