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Continuing Education Requirements
Section 519.8. License renewal–Fees
A. Licenses issued to physician assistants shall be renewed annually on a date determined by the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. Each application for renewal shall document that the physician assistant has earned at least twenty (20) hours of continuing medical education during the preceding calendar year.
435:15-3-17. Continuing education for renewal
(a) Applicants initially licensed as a physician assistant will be exempt from reporting Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits until one year after licensure, thereafter each applicant for renewal must provide evidence that he or she has successfully earned at least twenty (20) hours of Category I CME hours during the preceding calendar year.
(b) At least one (1) hour of Category I CME shall be earned each calendar year concerning the topic of substance abuse.
(c) The CME hours shall be logged and reported to the Board on an annual basis by the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants, Inc. The applicant shall bear the cost of this requirement.
(d) Any applicant for renewal who does not meet the requirements for continuing education by December 31 of the previous calendar year may not renew until deficient hours are obtained and verified. Additionally, within the next calendar year the licensee will be required to obtain forty (40) hours of Category I CME. Failure to meet these additional requirements will result in further disciplinary action.
[Source: Amended and renumbered from 435:15-3-10 at 10 Ok Reg 4377, eff 7-27-93 (emergency); Amended and renumbered from 435:15-3-10 at 11 Ok Reg 2331, eff 5-26-94; Amended at 15 Ok Reg 2022, eff 5-26-98; Amended at 16 Ok Reg 378, eff 10-6-98 (emergency); Amended at 16 Ok Reg 1214, eff 5-14-99; Amended at 28 Ok Reg 1750, eff 6-25-2011]
Licensing Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I obtain written verification of a license?
Send a written request with the fee of $25. Verifications that are accompanied by the appropriate fee are processed and mailed daily. If a request comes in without the fee it is forwarded to the business office for billing prior to being mailed.
- When will I get a renewal notice?
Although there is no statutory requirement to give notice, the Board does mail renewal notices approximately sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of a license. All notices are mailed to the mailing address we have on file. Please keep the Board informed of your current mailing address at all times. If you did not receive a notice, contact the Board office and a duplicate will be sent. Within the next few months we will start mailing a reminder card thirty (30) days prior to license expiration if you have not renewed. Any renewal post-marked after the expiration date is considered late and the late fee will be required. Not receiving a notice is not grounds for waiving the late fee.
- When will I get a new wallet card?
Renewals are posted daily as they arrive at the Board office. Each Monday, wallet cards are printed and mailed for everyone who renewed the previous week. If you submitted your payment and do not receive a new card within the next couple of weeks, contact the Board office. Please renew early in order to receive your new card prior to the old card expiring.