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Maryland Code, Criminal Law § 10-621

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(1) Recommend licensing and practice standards.  The council on physician assistants shall develop and recommend to the examining board licensing and practice standards for physician assistants.  In developing the standards, the council shall consider the following factors:  an individual's training, wherever given;  experience, however acquired, including experience obtained in a hospital, a physician's office, the armed services or the federal health service of the United States, or their equivalent as found by the examining board;  and education, including that offered by a medical school and the technical college system board.

(2) Advise board of regents.  The council shall advise and cooperate with the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System in establishing an educational program for physician assistants on the undergraduate level.  The council shall suggest criteria for admission requirements, program goals and objectives, curriculum requirements, and criteria for credit for past educational experience or training in health fields.

(3) Advise board.  The council shall advise the board on:

(a) Revising physician assistant licensing and practice standards and on matters pertaining to the education, training and licensing of physician assistants.

(b) Developing criteria for physician assistant training program approval, giving consideration to and encouraging utilization of equivalency and proficiency testing and other mechanisms whereby full credit is given to trainees for past education and experience in health fields.

(4) Adhere to program objectives.  In formulating standards under this section, the council shall recognize that an objective of this program is to increase the existing pool of health personnel.

1  Pub.L. 89-544, Aug. 24, 1966, 80 Stat. 350, codified at 7 U.S.C.A. § 2131 et seq.

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