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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Physician Assistant Committee
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
ALL APPLICATIONS NEED TO BE REVIEWED BY THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT COMMITTEE PRIOR TO ISSUANCE.
STATUTES AND RULES
You may view the statute and rules on our website. For your convenience you may click on the following link: APPLICATION
You and your supervising physician must complete, date and sign the application for licensure. All information must be completed on the application or have N/A for not applicable. An email address is mandatory. All correspondence regarding the status of your application will be sent via email, as well as all future board newsletters and license renewal information.
If you have not secured employment, you do not need to complete or send in the Supervising Physician page of the application, nor do you need to submit a supervising agreement. A license may be issued without both. Once you obtain employment you must then complete a change/addition application, submit it with payment and a supervising agreement. If you have any questions concerning this please feel free to contact the Committee.
Submit one (1) passport quality photo taken within the past eight (8) weeks.
Please submit an application fee in the amount of $100.00 payable to Professional Licensing Agency. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
NOTARIZED COPY INFORMATION
When submitting a notarized copy of an original document, the notary MUST make a statement to the fact that the notary has seen the original document. If this is not done the document will NOT be accepted.
If you have answered any of the questions on the application “yes” you must submit a NOTARIZED AFFIDAVIT detailing the occurrence/situation, the outcome, date of occurrence, if it is a malpractice payment include the amount paid in your behalf.
If applicable please submit copies of all court documents and/or arrest records. Letters from attorneys or insurance companies are not accepted in lieu of your statement; however they may be included with your statement.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS
After June 30, 2011, any physician seeking initial licensure will be required to submit to fingerprinting and a national criminal background check by the Indiana State Police. The individual applicant will be responsible for the cost of the background check. The backgrounds must be done by the state approved vendor and any checks done outside the chain of command will not be accepted. Information on how to be fingerprinted and a list of frequently asked questions, go to criminal background check information.
Submit an official transcript of courses and grades from an approved Physician Assistant school showing that the degree has been conferred.
Submit a notarized copy of your diploma.
You must request that your official score report be sent directly to Professional Licensing Agency from the NCCPA.
Submit a notarized copy of your current NCCPA certificate.
VERIFICATION OF STATE LICENSURE(S)
You must request a “License Verification or Letter of Good Standing” from each State/Country in which you currently are or have ever been licensed, certified, or registered in any regulated health profession or occupation.
This includes all licenses, etc., that are active, expired, inactive, retired, delinquent etc. In addition to any physician assistant license/certification etc., this also pertains to any professional health license such as an EMT, nurse, pharmacist, etc.
You will need to print off the verification form and contact the appropriate entities/states regarding their process. They may charge a fee for this service. They will need to complete the verification and mail it directly to our office.
We do not accept web verifications; the verification must come directly from the State in which you were licensed.
Submit a notarized copy of a legal name change document (ex: marriage certificate/divorce decree) if documents you are submitting contain a different name than what is listed on your application for licensure.
The supervising physician shall submit a description of the exact privileges and tasks the physician assistant shall be performing under the physician’s supervision. The supervising agreement shall be specific to the physician assistant being hired “i.e. John Brown, PA will be responsible for…” In addition give a detailed description of the process maintained for evaluation of the physician assistant’s performance. Also include a description of procedures for dealing with emergencies. The supervising agreement must be on letterhead and signed by both the physician and physician assistant.
If the physician assistant has been granted prescriptive authority or is applying for prescriptive authority in conjunction with this initial application, the supervising agreement must also include a list of classifications of medications the physician assistant is delegated to prescribe. Description of protocols used in the practice. Protocols to be used for physician assistant prescribing may include clinical practice guidelines, reference texts, or other sources. Sample Supervisory Agreement
If you have not secured employment, you will not need to submit a supervising agreement. Once you obtain employment, you will need to complete a change/addition application and submit it with the fee and a supervising agreement.
Your application file must be complete and pending Committee review before a temporary permit may be issued. If you wish to practice while waiting for your application file to be reviewed you must apply for and obtain a temporary permit.
According to IC 25-27.5-4-4
(a) The committee may grant a temporary license to an applicant who meets all qualifications for licensure (including the passage of the examination) and is awaiting the next scheduled meeting of the committee.
(b) A temporary license is valid until the committee makes a final decision on the applicant's request for a license.
If applying for a temporary permit you must also submit along with the application fee, a payment of $50.00 made payable to Professional Licensing Agency. All fees are non refundable and non transferable.
All physician assistant licenses expire on June 30 of the even years regardless of when they are issued. If you are approaching the next renewal date, you might want to consider holding off on licensure until after that time if you want to avoid a renewal fee. The cost to renew a physician assistant license is $50.
POCKET CARD INFORMATION
As a result of recent cost cutting measures and continued efforts to ensure taxpayer savings during this tough economic climate, we will no longer be printing and/or mailing wall licenses and pocket cards to individual licensees upon issuance of a license. Once your license is issued, you will be notified via email of the license number and instructions on how you may purchase a wall certificate or pocket license.
For information regarding prescriptive authority for physician assistants, please click here