Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022
(1) The Board may, in its discretion, grant a
temporary license to an applicant who meets the qualifications for licensure as
a physician assistant, except that the applicant has not taken the Physician
Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) for the first time or the
applicant has taken the PANCE for the first time and is awaiting the
A temporary license is
(a) For one year from the date issued,
(b) Until the results of an
applicant's examination are available, or
(c) Until the Board makes a final decision on
the applicant's request for licensure as a physician assistant, whichever comes
assistants granted a temporary license will not be granted prescriptive
privileges, be allowed to practice without direct, on-site physician
supervision, be allowed to practice in a remote practice site, or be approved
for additional duties in the Job Description.
(4) The Board, in its discretion, may waive
the requirement(s) in paragraph (3) of this Rule.
(5) A physician assistant who is granted a
temporary license shall not practice or offer to practice unless he or she is
registered by the Board to a licensed physician in accordance with these rules
and applicable statutes.
shall be no independent unsupervised practice by a physician assistant who is
granted a temporary license.
Ala. Admin. Code r.
Repealed and Replaced:
Filed September 21, 1998; effective October 26, 1998. Repealed and New Rule:
Filed August 22, 2002; effective September 26, 2002. Repealed and New Rule:
Filed September 19, 2002; effective October 24, 2002. Amended: Filed May 16,
2013; effective June 20, 2013.
Author: Patricia E. Shiner, Attorney for the
Board of Medical Examiners
Code of Ala.