Governing Documents for PAs
PAs in California are licensed by the:
Physician Assistant Board (PAB)
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2250
Sacramento, CA 95815-3831
Phone: (916) 561-8780
Fax: (916) 263-2671
A PA may apply for licensure in California following the successful completion of a PA training program approved by the PAB and must pass the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) given by the NCCPA. The passage of this exam “certifies” the PA which is designated by PA-C. In order to maintain this certified designation, the PA must be recertified every two years with required CME and every ten years by examination through the NCCPA. California license renewal will require a minimum of 50 CAT 1 CME hours every 2 years, however, current NCCPA Certification will be accepted as meeting the state’s CME requirement.
DEA Registration is required for PAs who have been authorized to issue drug orders for controlled substances in Schedule II-V. Fill out the application carefully – errors and/or omissions may delay the process. The typical processing time is 4 to 6 weeks for a new application. For registered PAs, any change in address should be reported.
California B&P Code – 3502.1(D1)
Initial application: DEA Form 224 Retail Pharmacy, Hospital/Clinic, Practitioner, Teaching Institution, or Mid-Level Practitioner
Renewal application: DEA Form 224a Retail Pharmacy, Hospital/Clinic, Practitioner, Teaching Institution, or Mid-Level Practitioner
The Controlled Substances Education Course (CSEC) provided by CAPA is NOT related to DEA Registration. A PA is NOT required to take the CSEC to apply for DEA Registration. See explanation here.
Healthcare Providers Service Organization
CAPA Offers Choices for Its Members.
CAPA and HPSO partner and offer a choice for its members. For more information on the HPSO program or to compare rates, visit them on the web at www.hpso.com/capa. If you have any questions on the policy or your application, call toll free 1-888-273-4686.
Two other companies you may want to try to compare coverage options and prices.
|American Academy of PAs||Marsh Affinity Group Service|
|877) 356-2272 ext 5029||(800) 621-3008 ext. 45250|