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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 031 : PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 1734b)
  • § 1734b. Renewal of license

    (a) Licenses shall be renewed every two years on payment of the required fee. At least one month prior to the date on which renewal is required, the Board shall send to each licensee a license renewal application form and notice of the date on which the existing license will expire. On or before the renewal date, the licensee shall file an application for license renewal and pay the required fee. The Board shall register the applicant and issue the renewal license. Within one month following the date renewal is required, the Board shall pay the license renewal fees into the Medical Practice Board Special Fund. Any physician assistant while on extended active duty as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces, the National Guard, or the State Guard who is licensed as a physician assistant at the time of an activation or deployment shall receive an extension of licensure up to 90 days following the physician assistant's return from activation or deployment, provided the physician assistant notifies the Board of the activation or deployment prior to the expiration of the current license, and certifies that the circumstances of the activation or deployment impede good faith efforts to make timely application for renewal of the license.

    (b) A licensee shall demonstrate that the requirements for licensure are met.

     [Subsection (c) effective 60 days after the adoption of the maintenance of licensure for physician assistants.]

    (c) A licensee for renewal of an active license to practice shall have practiced as a physician assistant within the last three years or have complied with the requirements for updating knowledge and skills as defined by Board rules.

    (d) A licensee shall promptly provide the Board with new or changed information pertinent to the information in the physician assistant's license and license renewal applications at the time the licensee becomes aware of the new or changed information.

    (e) A license that has lapsed may be reinstated on payment of a renewal fee and a late renewal fee. The applicant shall not be required to pay renewal fees during periods when the license was lapsed. However, if a license remains lapsed for a period of three years, the Board may require the licensee to update the licensee's knowledge and skills as defined by Board rules. (Added 1985, No. 208 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. June 30, 1986; amended 2011, No. 61, § 4, eff. June 2, 2011; 2019, No. 123 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)