90-12.4. Physician assistant limited volunteer license.

(a) The Board shall issue a limited volunteer license to an applicant who:

(1) Holds a current license or registration in another state; and

(2) Produces a letter from the state of licensure indicating the applicant's license or registration is active and in good standing.

(b) The Board shall issue a limited license under this section within 30 days after the applicant provides the Board with information satisfying the requirements of this section.

(c) The holder of a limited license may perform medical acts, tasks, or functions as a physician assistant only at clinics that specialize in the treatment of indigent patients. The holder of a limited license may not receive payment or other compensation for services rendered at clinics specializing in the care of indigent patients. The holder of a limited volunteer license shall practice as a physician assistant within this State for no more than 30 days per calendar year.

(d) Before initiating the performance of medical acts, tasks, or functions as a physician assistant licensed under this section, the physician assistant shall provide the Board the name, address, and telephone number of the physician licensed under this Article who will supervise the physician assistant in the clinic specializing in the care of indigent patients.

(e) The holder of a limited license issued pursuant to this section who practices as a physician assistant at places other than clinics that specialize in the treatment of indigent patients shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00) for each offense. The Board, in its discretion, may revoke the limited license after due notice is given to the holder of the limited license.

(f) The Board may, by rule, require an applicant for a limited license under this section to comply with other requirements or submit additional information the Board deems appropriate. (1997-511, s. 3; 2007-346, s. 7; 2011-355, s. 3.)