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Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants

Important Notice

When you apply for your PA licensure with the Board of Licensure in Medicine you will need to register with a medical doctor in order to practice.

Online Exam For Initial PA-C Applicants: If you are applying for a permanent license to practice medicine in Maine, there is a written test given as part of the licensure process. The exam is online at http://www.docboard.org/me/exam . Upon its completion, the results will be immediately available to you. The exam review materials can be seen by clicking here (PDF) and we encourage you to download and review them prior to taking the test. Exam Review Materials (PDF). You must get a score of at least 75% to pass. The exam must be taken every four years.


Online Exam For Renewing Active Licensees– Effective in 2011, The Board has directed that all renewing licensees take and pass an open book exam on the Board's licensing rules and policy statements. The exam is online at http://www.docboard.org/me/exam . Upon its completion, the results will be immediately available to you. The exam review materials can be seen by clicking here (PDF) and we encourage you to download and review them prior to taking the test. Exam Review Materials (PDF). You must get a score of at least 75% to pass. The exam must be taken every four years.

Physician Assistant Advisory Committee Members

Physician Assistants Supervisory Information

Information on a Physician Assistant's current supervisor or Schedule II prescribing authority and Schedule II supervisor can be found by searching for the Physician Assistant at the Find a Licensee - ALMS Online Services page.

If you plan to register with an osteopathic physician, you will need to contact the Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure at 287- 2480.

CME Information Page

We have compiled our most requested Continuing Medical Education information into a single document for convenient access. This document includes the guidelines for reporting CME activity, the sections of the rules pertaining to CME, and a listing of Maine Institutions that are accredited to sponsor Category I programs. Click here to view this file (PDF)

 

The Fee Schedule is as follows: (Click here for complete fee schedule)

CATEGORY
Current Fee effective 1/1/2005
PA Application
$200
PA Renewal - biennial
$200
PAregistration
$50
PA re-registration within 1 yr of initial registration
$25
PA multiple registration at renewal (not to exceed $250 total per registration period)
$50 each registration
Renewal of Primary Supervising Physician relationship at license renewal time
$50
PA Reinstatement of Lapsed license
$400
PA Reinstatement of Withdrawn license
$250
PA Schedule II application
$50
PA Schedule II renewal
$50

 

Important Credit Card Instructions:

If you choose to pay your fee with a credit card, you must provide the following information:

Type of Card (MasterCard or Visa only!):

Card Number:

Expiration Date:

Amount:

Credit Card Holder name and billing address as it appears on the card:

This information can be included with your form on a separate typewritten sheet and mailed or faxed to the Board or you can phone it in.


 

A physician assistant (PA) is a licensed health care professional who practices medicine under the supervision of a physician. A PA provides a broad range of health care services that were traditionally performed by a doctor. Before beginning employment in Maine, a PA must be registered with a Primary Supervising Physician by completing and submitting a Form C registration. PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and in most states can write prescriptions. A PA may not prescribe highly addictive Schedule II drugs in Maine without written approval from the Board of Licensure in Medicine. To apply for written approval to prescribe Schedule II drugs, See PA Schedule II Application below.

Physician assistants must work under the supervision of a physician and their duties are determined by the supervising physician. PAs may be the principal care provider in some facilities where it is difficult for the supervising physician to be present on a regular basis. In such cases, the PA maintains contact with the supervising physician and other medical professionals as needed or as required by law.

PAs may be licensed by the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine, or the Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure depending on their supervising physician.

Chapter 2 of the Board Rules pertain to Physician Assistants. Any Physician Assistant wishing to practice in the State of Maine under the supervision of an M.D. must be familiar with these rules. A copy can be downloaded at the following link: Chapter 2 - Physician Assistants

PA Initial Application(pdf)
PA Renewal Application(pdf)
Form C Registration (PA)(pdf)
PA Schedule II Application (pdf)
PA CME Report (pdf)
PA Reinstatement Instructions (pdf)
Recommended PA Plan of Supervision Template (PDF)
Prorated CME requirements(pdf)


Some pages on this site are PDF files and require Adobe ® Reader® for reading. For best accessibility, click here to download the current Adobe Reader.

Note: The best method for filling out any of our PDF forms is to:
- Click on the form you want to submit .
- Click on "Save a copy of this file" icon and save a copy to your local PC.
- Open your saved copy with Adobe Reader.
- Go to "Tools" , "Typewriter" and follow the instructions to enter text anywhere on the form necessary.
- Print out a copy and mail it to the Board.
- You can also save a copy of your filled-out form for your records if you choose.

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If you have any questions regarding these applications, or if you cannot access these applications, please contact us at (207) 287-3601. Pre-printed copies are available upon request