935 CMR 501.008 - Registration of Certifying Physician Assistants

(1) A Certifying Physician Assistant who wishes to issue a Written Certification for a Qualifying Patient shall have at least one established place of practice in Massachusetts and shall hold:
(a) An active full license, with no prescribing restriction, to practice as a physician assistant in Massachusetts;
(b) A board authorization by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Physician Assistants to practice as a physician assistant; and
(c) A Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration from the DPH.
(2) To register as a Certifying Physician Assistant, a physician assistant shall submit, in a form and manner determined by the Commission, the Certifying Physician Assistant's:
(a) Full name and business address;
(b) License number issued by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Physician Assistants;
(c) Board Authorization by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Physician Assistants;
(d) Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration number;
(e) An attestation by the supervising physician for the physician assistant that the physician assistant is certifying patients for medical use of Marijuana pursuant to the mutually agreed upon guidelines between the physician assistant and physician supervising the physician assistant's prescriptive practice; and
(f) Any other information required by the Commission.
(3) Once registered by the Commission, a Certifying Physician Assistant will retain indefinitely a registration to certify a Debilitating Medical Condition for a Qualifying Patient, unless:
(a) The physician assistant's license to practice as a physician assistant in Massachusetts is suspended, revoked, or restricted with regard to prescribing, or the physician assistant has voluntarily agreed not to practice medicine in Massachusetts;
(b) The physician assistant's Board Authorization to practice as a physician assistant in Massachusetts is suspended, revoked or restricted with regard to prescribing;
(c) The physician assistant's Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration is suspended or revoked;
(d) The physician assistant has fraudulently issued a Written Certification of a Debilitating Medical Condition;
(e) The physician assistant has certified a Qualifying Patient for a Debilitating Medical Condition on or after the effective date of the transfer of the program, without appropriate completion of continuing professional development credits pursuant to 935 CMR 501.010(1); or
(f) The physician assistant surrenders his or her registration.
(4) After registering, a Certifying Physician Assistant is responsible for notifying the Commission, in a form and manner determined by the Commission, within five business days after any changes to the physician assistant's information including, but not limited to, changes to the Certifying Physician Assistant's license to practice or to his or her supervising physician.

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935 CMR 501.008
Adopted by Mass Register Issue 1403, eff. 11/1/2019. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1434, eff. 1/8/2021. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1441, eff. 1/8/2021.

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