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Volume 40 - Issue 25 - June 24, 2021

State of Kansas

Board of Healing Arts

Permanent Administrative Regulations

Article 28a.—PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

100-28a-5. Continuing education. (a) Each physician assistant shall submit with the renewal application one of the following:

(1) Evidence of satisfactory completion of at least 50 continuing education credit hours during the preceding year. At least 20 continuing education credit hours shall be acquired from category I and at least one continuing education credit hour shall be acquired from category III, if 50 continuing education credit hours are submitted with the renewal application;

(2) evidence of satisfactory completion of at least 100 continuing education credit hours during the preceding two-year period. At least 40 continuing education credit hours shall be acquired from category I and at least two continuing education credit hours shall be acquired from category III, if 100 continuing education credit hours are submitted with the renewal application; or

(3) evidence verifying satisfactory completion of continuing education credit hours equivalent, in number and category, to those hours required by paragraph (a)(1) or (2), issued by a national, state, or local organization with continuing education standards that are at least as stringent as the board’s standards.

(b) A continuing education credit hour shall be 50 minutes of instruction or its equivalent. Meals and exhibit breaks shall not be included in the calculation of continuing education credit hours.

(c) Any applicant that does not meet the requirements for license renewal in subsection (a) may request an extension from the board. The request shall include a plan for completion of the continuing education requirements within the requested extension period. An extension of up to six months may be granted by the board if documented circumstances make it impossible or extremely difficult for the individual to reasonably obtain the required continuing education hours.

(d) Each physician assistant initially licensed within one year of a renewal registration date shall be exempt from the continuing education required by subsection (a) for that first renewal period.

(e) The categories of continuing education credit shall be the following:

(1) Category I: attendance at an educational presentation that is approved by the board;

(2) category II: participating in or attending an educational activity that is approved by the board. Category II continuing education may include self-study or group activities; and

(3) category III: participating in or attending an internet or live educational activity that meets the requirements of either a category I or a category II continuing education activity and meets at least one of the following content requirements:

(A) Acute or chronic pain management;

(B) the appropriate prescribing of opioids; or

(C) the use of prescription drug monitoring programs.

(f) Evidence of satisfactory completion of continuing education shall be submitted to the board as follows:

(1) Documented evidence of attendance at or participation in category I, II, and III activities; or

(2) verification, on a form provided by the board, of self-study from reading professional literature or other self-study activities. (Authorized by K.S.A. 65-28a03; implementing K.S.A. 65-28a04; effective, T-100-2-13-01, Feb. 13, 2001; effective June 1, 2001; amended March 30, 2012; amended July 9, 2021.)

100-28a-16. Reinstatement; lapsed and revoked licenses. (a) Each applicant who has not been in active practice as a physician assistant in another state or jurisdiction and who wants to reinstate a license that has been lapsed for failure to renew shall submit proof of continuing medical education as follows:

(1) If the time since the license lapsed has been one year or less, no continuing medical education shall be required in addition to that which would have been necessary had the license been renewed before expiration.

(2) If the time since the license lapsed has been more than one year but less than five years, the applicant shall provide one of the following:

(A) Evidence of completion of at least 50 hours of continuing education credit, including at least one hour from category III, within 12 months before the date the application for reinstatement was submitted; or

(B) proof that the applicant has passed an examination approved by the board within 12 months before the date the application for reinstatement was submitted, or has successfully completed a continuing education program or other individual program approved by the board.

(3) If the time since the license lapsed has been five years or more, the applicant shall provide proof of passage of an examination approved by the board within 12 months before the date the application for reinstatement was submitted, or proof of successful completion of a continuing education program or other individual program approved by the board.

(b) Each applicant who has been in active practice as a physician assistant in another state or jurisdiction that requires a license, registration, or certification to practice and who wants to reinstate a license that has been lapsed for failure to renew shall submit proof of the current license, registration, or certification and proof of compliance with the continuing medical education requirements of that state or jurisdiction.

(c) Each applicant seeking reinstatement of a revoked license shall be required to successfully complete an individual program approved by the board. (Authorized by K.S.A. 65-2865 and 65-28a03; implementing K.S.A. 65-2844 and 65-28a03; effective, T-100-2-13-01, Feb. 13, 2001; effective June 1, 2001; amended July 9, 2021.)

Tucker Poling
Executive Director

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