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Press Release

For Immediate Release:
August 24, 2017

Office of The Attorney General
Christopher S. Porrino, Attorney General

Division of Consumer Affairs
Steve C. Lee, Director


For Further Information and Media Inquiries:
Lisa Coryell 973-504-6327

Proposed Regulation – State Board of Medical Examiners, Physician Assistant Advisory Committee

NEWARK – The State Board of Medical Examiners (Board), as recommended by the Physician Assistant Advisory Committee (Committee), is proposing to amend its rules, repeal certain rules, and promulgate new rules to implement P.L. 2015, c. 224, which creates an expanded, physician-delegated scope of practice for physician assistants. 

P.L. 2015, c. 224, which became effective on August 1, 2016, revises the  scope  of  practice  for  physician  assistants,  requires  all  physician assistants  in  the  State  to maintain malpractice  liability  insurance  or  a letter  of  credit,  and  requires  physician  assistants  to  have  a  separate written  agreement with  each  physician who  delegates medical  services to the physician assistant.  P.L.  2015, c.  224  also no  longer  permits  the temporary  licensure  of  persons  who  have  not  yet  passed  the  national certifying examination.

In addition, to implement P.L. 2013, c. 182, which modifies the renewal, reinstatement, and reactivation requirements for professional or occupational licensees, the Board, as recommended by the Committee, is proposing to repeal and replace existing rules.

The proposed regulations, and information on how to submit a comment by October 20, 2017, can be viewed here.       

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Last Modified: 8/24/2017 10:21 AM