Physician Assistant Licensure Requirements for Telemedicine

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The COVID-19 pandemic created a tremendous need for telehealth, but is this form of healthcare delivery here to stay for physician assistants? Considering the large number of physician assistants we serve who need licensure in multiple states for practicing telemedicine, we believe it is. Physician assistants are already poised to practice in any environment; however,…

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Obtaining a Physician Assistant License in Multiple States

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It is becoming increasingly commonplace for Physician Assistants (PA-Cs) to need licensure in multiple states. Whether this is to practice telemedicine, cover multiple offices crossing state lines or work in locum tenens positions across the country, being prepared to work in other states is always a good idea. When it comes to multi-state PA-C licensure,…

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How Often Do Physician Assistants Renew Their Licenses?

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Maintaining licensure and certification as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) is not always straightforward. PA-Cs must be mindful of a series of components that culminate in their ability to legally practice. These elements include national certification, a recertification examination, continuing medical education (CME), state licensure, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) licensure and hospital credentialing. Each of these…

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Physician Assistant License Requirements

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Because physician assistant (PA-C) license requirements vary by state, keeping up with applications and fees can become burdensome. To progress from the academic program to a practice, physician assistants must complete a series of steps to achieve licensure. Once licensed, PA-Cs must participate in a 10-year certification process that involves obtaining continuing medical education (CME)…

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How to Get a Physician Assistant License

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Getting a physician assistant license is more involved than simply passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). In fact, this exam is merely the first step to licensure after graduating from an accredited physician assistant program. At MLG, our licensing specialists are highly experienced in helping physician assistants apply for and maintain licensure, freeing…

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