(1) A graduate of
an accredited P.A. educational program who is awaiting an opportunity to take
the licensure examination may practice as a P.A. upon issuance of a temporary
license obtained pursuant to T.C.A. §
Temporary licenses issued pursuant to
are subject to the following restrictions:
Initial issuance is valid for only the fifteen (15) month period immediately
following graduation from an accredited P.A. educational program.
(b) If a person attempts but fails the first
licensure examination and cannot take the examination again during the time
remaining on the initially issued temporary license, that license may be
extended for an additional one (1) year period from the date of expiration of
the initial license upon proof of examination failure.
(c) Temporary licenses are valid only for
those who are attempting to take the licensure examination and shall expire if
the person fails to take every scheduled examination until successful
(d) Temporary Licenses
shall become invalid upon the holder obtaining permanent licensure from the
Committee and Board or on the last day of the fifteenth (15th) month after
graduation unless extended in which case the license shall become invalid on
the last day of the twenty-seventh (27th) month after graduation. In any case,
the temporary license expires upon failure to take a scheduled
(e) Persons holding
temporary licenses shall be subject to discipline up to and including
revocation for the same causes and pursuant to the same procedures as persons
holding permanent licenses.
(3) Submission of any document or set of
documents required by this rule or submission of verification of the
authenticity, validity and accuracy of the content of any document or set of
documents required by this rule directly from the FCVS to the Committee's
Administrative Office shall be deemed to be submission of originals of those
documents or sets of documents by the issuing institution^).
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule filed July
7, 1995; effective September 20, 1995. Repeal and new rule filed March 31,
1999; effective July 29, 1999. Amendment filed August 6, 2002; effective
October 20, 2002. Amendment filed August 5, 2010; effective November 3,
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-204, 63-6-101, 63-19-104, and