The majority, but not all, of the LAWS pertaining to PA practice are found in Article 1, General Provisions, of the PA PRACTICE ACT (updated January 1, 2020) beginning with Section 3500 of the California Business and Professions Code (BPC) – just 6 pages. Sections are listed below.


PA Practice Act: BPC, Article 1, Chapter 7.7, Article 1, § 3500-3503.5

The majority, but not all, of the REGULATIONS pertaining to PA practice are found in Article 4, Practice of Physician Assistants, of the CA CODE OF REGULATIONS (CCR) beginning Section 1399.540 – just 5 pages. Sections are listed below.


CCR: Title 16, Article 4, §: 1399.540 through 1399.547

Please note: regulations are typically significantly delayed following the passing of a new law/statute. Until the regulations are updated, the PA Practice Act and Business and Professions Code supersede outdated regulations.