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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.
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 PageWe 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)
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!):
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
Note: The best method for filling out any of our PDF forms is to:
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
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