Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-03-.04 - QUALIFICATIONS FOR LICENSURE

(1) Pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-19-105, the Committee and Board shall license no person as a physician assistant unless:
(a) The person is a graduate of a physician assistant training program accredited by C.A.H.E.A., C.A.A.H.E.P. or A.R.C.-P.A.; and
(b) The person has successfully completed the examination of the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants.
(2) Alternatively to 0880-03-.04(1), any person licensed/certified/registered as a physician assistant in another state may be licensed as a physician assistant in Tennessee if both of the following requirements are met:
(a) The person is a graduate of a physician assistant program accredited by C.A.H.E.A., C.A.A.H.E.P. or A.R.C.-P.A. at the time of graduation; and
(b) Has practiced as a physician assistant in another state for a period of ten (10) consecutive years immediately prior to seeking licensure in the State of Tennessee.
(c) All persons licensed pursuant to 0880-03-.04(2) must provide letters of verification of employment. All expenses of verification will be the applicant's responsibility.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-03-.04
Original rule filed December 9, 1988; effective January 20, 1989. Repeal and new rule filed August 5, 1993; effective October 18, 1993. Repeal and new rule filed July 7, 1995; effective September 20, 1995. Amendment filed August 13, 1998; effective October 27, 1998. Repeal and new rule filed March 31, 1999; effective July 29, 1999. Amendment filed March 9, 2001; effective May 23, 2001.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-6-101, 63-19-104, and 63-19-105.

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