Maine Revised Statutes

§3270-B. License and regulation

A physician assistant is not permitted to practice until the physician assistant has applied for and obtained a license issued by the Board of Licensure in Medicine, which must be renewed biennially, and a certificate of registration. All applications for certificate of registration must be accompanied by an application by the proposed supervisory physician that must contain a statement that that physician is responsible for all medical activities of the physician assistant. A physician assistant may delegate medical acts to a medical assistant employed by the physician assistant or by an employer of the physician assistant as long as that delegation is permitted in the plan of supervision established by the physician assistant and the supervisory physician. The Board of Licensure in Medicine is authorized to adopt rules regarding the training and licensure of physician assistants and the agency relationship between the physician assistant and the supervising physician. Those rules, which must be adopted jointly with the Board of Osteopathic Licensure, may pertain, but are not limited, to the following matters: [2013, c. 101, §6 (AMD).]

1. Application information.  The information to be contained in the application for a certificate of registration;
[ 1997, c. 271, §9 (AMD) .]
2. Application information required of proposed supervisory physician.  The information that is required on the application filed by the proposed supervisory physician;
[ 1993, c. 600, Pt. A, §206 (AMD) .]
3. Supervising physician's requirements.  The training and educational requirements, scope of permissible clinical medical procedures, the manner and methods by which the supervising physician shall supervise the physician assistant's medical services;
[ 1975, c. 680, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Methods and conditions.  The methods and conditions under which the physician assistant may perform medical services;
[ 1975, c. 680, §1 (NEW) .]
5. Temporary eligibility.  The issuance of temporary physician assistant certification and equivalency training eligibility for registration of physician assistant trainees;
[ 1975, c. 680, §1 (NEW) .]
6. Advisory committee appointment.  Appointment of an advisory committee for continuing review of the physician assistant program and rules. The physician assistant member of the board must be a member of the advisory committee;
[ 2013, c. 101, §7 (AMD) .]
7. Continuing educational requirements.  Continuing educational requirements as a precondition to continued licensure or licensure renewal;
[ 1975, c. 680, §1 (NEW) .]
8. Fees for original application.  Fees for the original physician assistant application, which may not exceed $250;
[ 1999, c. 685, §5 (AMD) .]
9. Initial application of supervising physician.  Fee for the initial application of the supervising physician, which may not exceed $100;
[ 1993, c. 600, Pt. A, §206 (AMD) .]
10. Fee for transfer of license.  Fee for transfer of registration by a physician assistant from one supervising physician to another, which may not exceed $50; and
[ 1993, c. 600, Pt. A, §206 (AMD) .]
11. Fees for biennial license renewal.  Fees for the biennial license renewal of physician assistants in an amount not to exceed $250.
[ 1999, c. 685, §6 (AMD) .]
1975, c. 680, §1 (NEW). 1991, c. 425, §13 (AMD). 1993, c. 600, §A206 (AMD). 1997, c. 271, §§7-10 (AMD). 1999, c. 685, §§5,6 (AMD). 2013, c. 101, §§6, 7 (AMD).

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