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Physician Assistant Temporary Permit

Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.

 

A recent graduate of an accredited physician assistant program may apply for a temporary permit authorizing the holder to practice as a physician assistant only in those settings where the supervising physician is physically present on the premises and is immediately available to the physician assistant when needed. 

 

The temporary permit does not authorize the holder to prescribe or dispense drugs and shall be valid only until the issuance of the results of the first certification examination scheduled by the NCCPA following the applicant's graduation from an accredited physician assistant program. 

 

Please note that a temporary permit will not be granted until the applicant has submitted all documents required for licensure and has satisfied all eligibility requirements for licensure except current certification by the NCCPA.  This includes submission of the licensure application and fee of $190.00.

 

An official verification of current certification (not a score report) sent directly from the NCCPA to this Department is required prior to issuance of licensure.  Please ensure that you request this information from NCCPA in a timely manner to prevent a lapse of your temporary permit.

 

Eligibility

  

In order to be eligible for the permit, an individual must:

 

Be an applicant for Connecticut physician assistant licensure;

 

Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in any area from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;

 

Have graduated from a physician assistant program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association;

 

Have completed not less than sixty (60) hours of approved didactic instruction in pharmacology for physician assistant practice in a physician assistant education program or a post-graduate program for physician assistant practice.

 

Documentation Requirements

 

Individuals must arrange for submission of a the following documentation directly to the Department form the source:

 

A completed, notarized application for licensure with photograph and fee of $190.00.  The fee must be in the form of a bank check or money order made payable to "Treasurer, State of Connecticut;"

 

A completed application with fee of $150.00 for a physician assistant temporary permit.  The fee must be in the form of a bank check or money order made payable to "Treasurer, State of Connecticut".  This fee must be separate from the licensure application fee;

 

An official transcript sent directly from the educational institution to this office, verifying the award of a baccalaureate or higher degree;

 

An official transcript sent directly from the educational institution to this Department verifying graduation from an accredited physician assistant program;

 

Official verification form, sent directly from the educational institution, post-graduate program provider, NCCPA or American Academy of Physician Assistants to this Department, of completion of not less than sixty (60) hours of didactic instruction in pharmacology for physician assistant practice.

 

All supporting documents should be forwarded directly to from the source to:

 

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Physician Assistant Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS# 12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Phone:  (860) 509-7603

Fax:  (860) 707-1931

Email:  dph.healingarts@ct.gov