4730.44 Application for certificate to prescribe.

(A) A physician assistant seeking a certificate to prescribe shall submit to the state medical board a written application on a form prescribed and supplied by the board. The application shall include all of the following information:

(1) The applicant's name, residential address, business address, if any, and social security number;

(2) Evidence of holding a valid certificate to practice as a physician assistant issued under this chapter;

(3) Satisfactory proof of eligibility to receive a certificate to prescribe by meeting one of the requirements specified in division (B) of this section;

(4) Any other information the board requires.

(B) To be eligible to receive a certificate to prescribe, an applicant shall meet one of the following requirements:

(1) In the case of an applicant seeking to participate in a provisional period of physician-delegated prescriptive authority under section 4730.45 of the Revised Code, the applicant must meet the requirements to participate in the provisional period, as specified in section 4730.46 of the Revised Code.

(2) In the case of an applicant seeking a certificate to prescribe after participating in a provisional period of physician-delegated prescriptive authority, the applicant must have successfully completed the provisional period, evidenced by a letter or copy of a letter attesting to the successful completion written by a physician who supervised the applicant at the time of completion.

(3) In the case of an applicant who received a certificate to practice by meeting the educational and military experience requirements specified in division (C)(3) of section 4730.11 of the Revised Code, the applicant must have been authorized to prescribe drugs and therapeutic devices while practicing as a physician assistant.

(4) In the case of an applicant who is not seeking a certificate to prescribe by meeting the requirements of division (B)(1), (2), or (3) of this section and has practiced as a physician assistant in another state or was credentialed or employed as a physician assistant by the United States government, the applicant must meet both of the following requirements:

(a) Hold a master's or higher degree obtained from a program accredited by the accreditation review commission on education for the physician assistant or a predecessor or successor organization recognized by the board;

(b) Have held valid authority issued by the other state or the United States government to prescribe therapeutic devices and drugs, including at least some controlled substances, evidenced by an affidavit issued by an appropriate agency or office of the other state or the United States government attesting to that prescriptive authority.

(C) At the time of making application for a certificate to prescribe, the applicant shall pay the board a fee of one hundred dollars, no part of which shall be returned. The fees shall be deposited in accordance with section 4731.24 of the Revised Code.

(D) The board shall review all applications received. If an application is complete and the board determines that the applicant meets the requirements for a certificate to prescribe, the board shall issue the certificate to the applicant. The initial certificate to prescribe issued to an applicant seeking to participate in a provisional period of physician-delegated prescriptive authority shall be issued as a provisional certificate to prescribe.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.161, HB 284, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 05-17-2006