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COVID-19 Actions

Temporary Waiver from E-Prescribing Requirement: If a practitioner believes they may be eligible for a waiver from the e-prescribing requirements effective Jan. 1, 2021; they may visit the State Board of Pharmacy’s website to apply for a waiver. More information, including the reasons for which a waiver may be approved can be found HERE.

Critical Fingerprinting: The following license types have been deemed critial by the Indiana Department of Administration and will be given priority for the purposes of getting fingerprinting completed. 
License Types: Physician Assistant

PLA Remote Work: In response to COVID-19 and the impact it is having on the State of Indiana, the Professional Licensing Agency will have the majority of our staff working remotely in the coming weeks. While routine operations of the agency will continue, please note that there may be disruptions or delays in the processing of your requests. Please prioritize the usage of email to communicate with our staff whenever possible and scan any documents that need to be processed. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work best to protect our staff and serve Hoosiers in these ever-changing times.

NOTICE - HEA 1248 (2019) created significant changes to physician assistant practice and licensure.  You may view the text of the bill here.  New instructions and collaborative agreement samples are provided in the links below under "Licensing Information." 

Important notice regarding changes to the law affecting Gabapentin and prescribing practitioners:

Effective July 1st, 2019, pursuant to House Enrolled Acts 1246 and 1542, the Indiana scheduled prescription electronic collection and tracking (INSPECT) program will begin monitoring and tracking the prescribing and dispensation of Gabapentin. Please note, this change solely provides for the monitoring and inclusion of Gabapentin in the INSPECT database and does not schedule or affect the prescribing of Gabapentin.

For more information and a copy of House Enrolled Act 1246 or House Enrolled Act 1542, please visit the Indiana General Assembly website at iga.in.gov.

Important notice regarding changes to the law affecting Continuing Education requirements for Controlled Substance Registrants and Re-registrants:

Effective July 1st, 2019, pursuant to Senate Enrolled Act 225-2018, a practitioner who is licensed by a board and applies for registration or re-registration to distribute or dispense a controlled substance must have completed two (2) hours of continuing education during the previous two (2) years addressing the topic of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse.

For more information and a copy of Senate Enrolled Act 225-2018, please visit the Indiana General Assembly website at iga.in.gov.

Please review the information below regarding on-going mandatory query laws:

  • Registration for the INSPECT database: IC 35-48-7-11.3

    • Beginning January 1, 2019, a practitioner who is permitted to distribute, dispense, prescribe, conduct research with respect to, or administer ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or a controlled substance in the course of the practitioner's professional practice or research in the United States must be certified under section 11.1(d)(4) of this chapter to receive information from the INSPECT program.

  • Mandatory Query of the INSPECT database in certain instances: IC 35-48-7-11.1

    • Beginning July 1, 2018, A practitioner who has had the information from the database integrated into the patient's electronic health records.

    • Beginning January 1, 2019, a practitioner who provides services to the patient in the emergency department of a hospital licensed under IC 16-21 or  a pain management clinic.

    • Beginning January 1, 2020, a practitioner who provides services to the patient in a hospital licensed under IC 16-21.

    • Beginning January 1, 2021, all practitioners.

Senate Enrolled Act 221 is effective July 1st, 2018 with subsequent rolling effective dates for mandatory query when prescribing in certain circumstances.

The full text of the bill can be found at the following link: iga.in.gov

For more information or to sign up your facility for the Statewide Integration Initiative, visit the INSPECT website at the following address: https://www.in.gov/pla/inspect

Licensing Information

Apply online now!

Go to MyLicense.IN.gov and you will either need to create or login to your Access Indiana, single sign-on account. You will complete the online application and submit payment with a credit or debit card. Please allow 48 business hours for your application to be received and reviewed. You will be contacted by a customer service representative with details of what additional documentation is required to complete your application.

Effective immediately: Due to statutory requirements regarding processing times for application fees, the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency will no longer accept more than ten (10) fees per individual check for the application or renewal of a physician assistant license.

If a check is received with more than ten (10) fees per check, it may result in the return of your check along with the applications or renewals to your program for correction.  Further delays in processing time, as a result of more than ten (10) fees per check, may also lead to potential late fees. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your partnership as we continue to work together to issue licenses as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please email pla3@pla.in.gov.

Application & Instructions for Physician Assistant
Application & Instructions for Change or Addition of Collaborating Physician
Application & Instructions for Physician Assistant Prescriptive Authority
Application & Instructions for Controlled Substance Registration
DEA Application Information

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Controlled Substance Prescriptions
Criminal Background Check Information
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E-Prescribing and Electronic Data Intermediaries
Board Approved Psychiatrists & Addictionologists
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List of Physician Assistant Committee Members
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Consumer Information

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Staff Information

Laura Turner, J.D., Board Director
Jody Edens, Acting Assistant Board Director
Christine Cowdin, Litigation Specialist

Elizabeth Sangar, Customer Service Representative
Meredith Shirley, Customer Service Representative
Zharia Collins, Customer Service Representative

Tiffany Finnell, Customer Service Representative

Staff Phone Number: (317) 234-2060
Staff Fax Number: (317) 233-4236
Staff Email:
pla3@pla.in.gov

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: Physician Assistant Committee
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204