Physician Assistant- PA

PA Application

Licensure Fee


Physician Assistant Initial Licensure Fee: $500

 

License Types


  • 50RX – License to Practice and Prescriptive Authority combined

    • RX Provisional certificate and full certificate no longer exist

    • Initial 500 hours of RX authority require onsite supervision of supervising physician

    • Refer to Routes 1-5 under Physician Assistant Core Licensure Eligibility Requirements

  •  50 - License to Practice only

    • Refer to Routes 2* and 3* under Physician Assistant Core Licensure Eligibility Requirements

 

Resources


 

Application


eLicense application portal: eLicense.ohio.gov

 

Before Completing an Application


Applicants will be required to complete the application in its entirety and pay a non-refundable fee. Applicants will be required to upload any required documents as a result of an affirmative answer provided in the Questions portion of the application, license specific certifications and to have a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover).

 

Criminal Records Check


All applicants for licensure are required to complete an FBI and Ohio BCI criminal records check. Criminal Record Check fees are $24.00 (FBI) and $22.00 (Ohio BCI), plus vendor processing fees.

  • In-state applicants: You must use the services of a vendor that participates in the "National WebCheck". Click here for a list of vendors. The sheriff's offices in most of Ohio's 88 counties also participate in the "National WebCheck." Please allow at least two to four weeks for the Board to receive and process in-state background checks.

  • Out-of-state applicants: Request a fingerprint packet by emailing med.license@med.ohio.gov. Please allow at least six to eight weeks for the Board to receive and process out-of-state background checks.

Please Note: Request that the results be sent directly to the State Medical Board of Ohio. The Medical Board will not accept results from the applicant or a third party.

 

Required Documents to Be Uploaded


  • Evidence of current certification with the National Commission of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).  You will be asked to enter either your NCCPA ID or Social Security Number so this information can be obtained electronically from the NCCPA.

  • Education Transcript from a program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

  • Verification of certificate, licensure, or registration status that you hold with any other country, state or provinces.

  • Documentation related to affirmative answers provided in the Questions portion of the application.  Examples of required documentation may include:

    • National Practitioners Data Bank Report (NPDB)

    • Documentation Related to action taken by another state or entity

    • Documentation Related to arrests/criminal actions

 

Documentation That Should Be Sent Directly to the Board


  • Verification of certificate, licensure, or registration status that you hold with any other country, state or provinces that were not uploaded as part of the application process.

  • Signed and notarized Affidavit and Release of Applicant.

  • Criminal Record Check (FBI & Ohio BCI) results.

 

Forms


 

After You Apply


Following submission of a completed application and payment you will receive a confirmation email. If you need to contact the Board, please email med.license@med.ohio.gov.

 

Helpful Links


Chapter 4730, Ohio Revised Code

Chapter 4730, Ohio Administrative Code

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Ohio Association of Physician Assistants

 

License Restoration


An individual should apply for a restoration application if their application has been inactive for two years or more. A certificate may be restored upon an applicant's submission of a restoration application, the biennial registration fee ($200), applicable monetary penalty ($100), and submission of criminal background checks.  Please note: The Board may require additional training or examination, or both, of any applicant who for the two years or more immediately preceding the date of application has not been engaged in clinical practice. Log into the eLicense portal to restore a license.

 

Drug Enforcement Administration Certificate Information


For questions concerning your Drug Enforcement Administration Certificate of Registration, please direct inquiries to:

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

431 Howard Street

Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 226-7524

www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/

 

Supervision Agreement Applications


Before initiating supervision of one or more physician assistants, a physician shall enter into a supervision agreement with each physician assistant who will be supervised.

The supervising physician shall submit a copy of each supervision agreement to the Board. A supervision agreement shall be kept in the records maintained by the supervising physician who entered into the agreement. The Board may review the supervision agreement at any time for compliance.

A supervision agreement becomes effective at the end of the fifth business day after the day the Board receives the agreement unless the Board notifies the supervising physician that the agreement fails to comply with Section 4731.19 of the Revised Code.

 

Physician Assistant Policy Committee


Physician Assistant Policy Committee Members

(Revised 9/2/15)

James Fry, PA-C (Chair)

Middletown, OH

Ohio Association of Physician Assistants member

Megan Keller, PharmD

Grove City, OH

Ohio Pharmacists Association member

Curtis Gingrich, M.D.

Columbus, OH

Ohio State Medical Association member

Robert Zaayer, PA – C

Stoutsville, OH

Ohio Association of Physician Assistants member

Megan Marchal, PharmD

Columbus, OH

State Board of Pharmacy member

Anita M. Steinbergh, D.O.

Columbus, OH

State Medical Board member

Irina Petty, PA-C

Centerburg, OH

Ohio Association of Physician Assistants member

Ronald Routh, D.O.

Grove City, OH

Ohio Osteopathic Association member

Donald Roberts 
Columbus, OH 
Consumer Member

 

Board Staff Liaisons

Cathy Hacker, PA Program Administrator

Cathy.Hacker@med.ohio.gov

PH: (614) 466-7297

Sallie Debolt, Senior Counsel

Sallie.Debolt@med.ohio.gov

 

 

View the Frequently Asked Questions here.

 

 

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