(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this subchapter to the contrary, the Executive
Director, with the approval of a Council member, may grant a temporary license to
an individual who has graduated from a physician or surgeon assistant program which
has been accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician
Assistant (ARC-PA) or, prior to 2001, by the Committee on Allied Health Education
and Accreditation (CAHEA) of the American Medical Association (AMA) or a successor
agency and who otherwise meets the qualifications for licensure but who has not yet
taken a national certifying examination, provided that the individual is registered
to take and takes the next scheduled national certifying examination. A temporary license granted pursuant to this subsection is valid until the results
of the examination are available from the certifying agency. If the individual fails to pass the national certifying examination, the temporary
license granted pursuant to this subsection must be immediately rescinded until the
individual successfully qualifies for licensure pursuant to this subchapter.
(b) An individual who is temporarily licensed pursuant to this section may not have
a prescriptive practice and may not perform delegated medical acts except in the physical
presence of the individual's collaborating physician.
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