Virginia Regulatory Town Hall

Proposed Text


Licensure by endorsement - expedited process
Stage: Fast-Track
18VAC85-20-141 Licensure by endorsement

To be licensed by endorsement, an applicant shall:

1. Hold at least one current, unrestricted license in a United States jurisdiction or Canada for the five years immediately preceding application to the board;

2. Have been engaged in active practice, defined as an average of 20 hours per week or 640 hours per year, for five years after postgraduate training and immediately preceding application;

3. Verify that all licenses the most recent license held in another United States jurisdiction or in Canada are is in good standing, defined as current and unrestricted, or if lapsed, eligible for renewal or reinstatement;

4. Hold current certification by one of the following:

a. American Board of Medical Specialties;

b. Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists;

c. American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery;

d. American Board of Podiatric Medicine;

e. Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians of Canada;

f. Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada; or

g. College of Family Physicians of Canada;

5. Submit a current report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Practitioner Data Bank; and

6. Have no grounds for denial based on provisions of § 54.1-2915 of the Code of Virginia or regulations of the board.

18VAC85-50-50 Licensure: entry requirements and application

A. The applicant seeking licensure as a physician assistant shall submit:

1. A completed application and fee as prescribed by the board.

2. Documentation of successful completion of an educational program as prescribed in § 54.1-2951.1 of the Code of Virginia.

3. Documentation of passage of the certifying examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

4. Documentation that the applicant has not had a license or certification as a physician assistant suspended or revoked and is not the subject of any disciplinary proceedings in another If licensed or certified in any other jurisdiction, verification that there has been no disciplinary action taken or pending in that jurisdiction.

B. The board may issue a license by endorsement to an applicant for licensure if the applicant (i) is the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States or the Commonwealth, (ii) holds current certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and (iii) holds a license as a physician assistant that is in good standing, or that is eligible for reinstatement if lapsed, under the laws of another state.

18VAC85-101-28 Licensure requirements

A. An applicant for licensure as a radiologist assistant shall:

1. Meet the educational requirements specified in 18VAC85-101-27;

2. Submit the required application, fee, and credentials to the board;

3. Hold certification by the ARRT as an R.T.(R) or be licensed in Virginia as a radiologic technologist;

4. Submit evidence of passage of an examination for radiologist assistants resulting in national certification as an Registered Radiologist Assistant by the ARRT; and

5. Hold current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

B. If an applicant has been licensed or certified in another jurisdiction as a radiologist assistant or a radiologic technologist, he shall provide information on the status of each license or certificate held the application shall include verification that there has been no disciplinary action taken or pending in that jurisdiction.

C. An applicant who fails the ARRT examination for radiologist assistants shall follow the policies and procedures of the ARRT for successive attempts.