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Accepting Applications for Consumer Seat on Physician Assistant Policy Committee

The State Medical Board of Ohio is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to fill the consumer seat on the Physician Assistant Policy Committee (“PAPC”). The president of the Medical Board appoints the committee to advise the board on issues relating to the practice of physician assistants.

The statutory requirement for the consumer seat is that the consumer member not be affiliated with any health care profession. The consumer member shall be appointed to represent the interest of the consumers.

PAPC meets on an as-needed basis, and the members may participate via telephone conference. Meetings generally last one hour or less. The appointment is for a term from May 17, 2019 to May 16, 2021.  At the end of the term, there will be an opportunity to apply for a new 2-year term. Members of PAPC are reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses associated with travel to Columbus for meetings, if they come in person instead of participating via telephone conference.

At PAPC meetings the members discuss issues relating to the practice of physician assistants in Ohio, and may submit recommendations to the Medical Board in the following areas: 

  • Requirements for issuing a license to practice as a physician assistant, including the educational requirements that must be met to receive the license;

  • Existing and proposed rules pertaining to the practice of physician assistants, the supervisory relationship between physician assistants and supervising physicians, and the administration and enforcement of this chapter;

  • In accordance with section 4730.38 of the Revised Code, physician-delegated prescriptive authority for physician assistants;

  • Application procedures and forms for a license to practice as a physician assistant;

  • Fees required for issuance and renewal of a license to practice as a physician assistant;

  • Any issue the Medical Board asks the committee to consider.

  • In addition, PAPC may review, and may submit to the Medical Board recommendations concerning quality assurance activities to be performed by a supervising physician and physician assistant under a quality assurance system.

If you are interested in serving as the consumer member of PAPC, please submit an application by email to by June 21, 2019

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