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OREGON MEDICAL BOARD

 

DIVISION 50

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

847-050-0005

Preamble

(1) A physician assistant is a person qualified by education, training, experience, and personal character to provide medical services under the direction and supervision of a physician licensed under ORS Chapter 677, in active practice and in good standing with the Board. The purpose of the physician assistant program is to enable physicians licensed under ORS 677 to extend high quality medical care to more people throughout the state.

(2) The licensed physician is in all cases regarded as the supervisor of the physician assistant.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.495 - 677.535
Hist.: ME 23(Temp), f. & ef. 10-12-71; ME 25, f. 1-20-72, ef. 2-1-72; ME 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-29-79; ME 5-1979, f. & ef. 11-30-79; ME 4-1980(Temp), f. 8-5-80, ef. 8-6-80; ME 7-1980, f. & ef. 11-3-80; ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; BME 13-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-03; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12

847-050-0010

Definitions

As used in OAR 847-050-0005 to 847-050-0065:

(1) "Agent" means a physician designated in writing and retained at the primary practice location by the supervising physician who provides direction and regular review of the medical services of the physician assistant when the supervising physician is unavailable for short periods of time, such as but not limited to when the supervising physician is on vacation.

(2) "Board" means the Oregon Medical Board for the State of Oregon.

(3) “Committee" means Physician Assistant Committee.

(4) "Grandfathered physician assistant" means the physician assistant registered prior to July 12, 1984 who does not possess the qualifications of OAR 847-050-0020. Grandfathered physician assistants may retain all practice privileges which have been granted prior to July 12, 1984.

(5) "Physician assistant" means a person who is licensed as such in accordance with ORS 677.265, 677.495, 677.[0]505, 677.510, 677.515, 677.520, and 677.525.

(6) “Practice agreement" means a written agreement between a physician assistant and a supervising physician or supervising physician organization that describes the manner in which the services of the physician assistant will be used.

(7) “Practice description" means a written description of the duties and functions of the physician assistant in relation to the physician's practice, submitted by the supervising physician and the physician assistant to the Board and approved prior to January 1, 2012.

(8) “Supervising physician organization” means a group of supervising physicians who collectively supervises a physician assistant. One physician within the supervising physician organization must be designated as the primary supervising physician of the physician assistant.

(9) "Supervising physician" means a physician licensed under ORS Chapter 677, actively registered and in good standing with the Board as a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, and approved by the Board as a supervising physician, who provides direction and regular review of the medical services provided by the physician assistant.

(10) “Supervision” means the routine review by the supervising physician or designated agent, as described in the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description of the medical services provided by the physician assistant. The supervising physician or designated agent and the physician assistant must maintain direct communication, either in person, by telephone, or other electronic means. There are three categories of supervision:

(a) “General Supervision” means the supervising physician or designated agent is not on-site with the physician assistant, but must be available for direct communication, either in person, by telephone, or other electronic means.

(b) “Direct Supervision” means the supervising physician or designated agent must be in the facility when the physician assistant is practicing.

(c) “Personal Supervision” means the supervising physician or designated agent must be at the side of the physician assistant at all times, personally directing the action of the physician assistant.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.495
Hist.: ME 23(Temp), f. & ef. 10-12-71; ME 25, f. 1-20-72, ef. 2-1-72; ME 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-29-79; ME 5-1979, f. & ef. 11-30-79; ME 4-1980(Temp), f. 8-5-80, ef. 8-6-80; ME 7-1980, f. & ef. 11-3-80; ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; ME 10-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-17-92; BME 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-02; BME 13-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-03; BME 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-8-06; BME 19-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-25-10; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12

847-050-0015

Application

(1) Each application for the licensure of a physician assistant must meet the licensing requirements as set forth in ORS 677.512.

(2) No applicant is entitled to licensure who:

(a) Has failed an examination for licensure in the State of Oregon;

(b) Has had a license or certificate revoked or suspended in this or any other state unless the said license or certificate has been restored or reinstated and the applicant's license or certificate is in good standing in the state which had revoked the same;

(c) Has been refused a license or certificate in any other state on any grounds other than failure in a medical licensure examination; or

(d) Has been guilty of conduct similar to that which would be prohibited by or to which ORS 677.190 would apply.

(3) A person applying for licensure under these rules who has not completed the licensure process within a 12 month consecutive period from date of receipt of the application must file a new application, documents, letters and pay a full filing fee as if filing for the first time.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.265 & 677.512
Hist.: ME 23(Temp), f. & ef. 10-12-71; ME 25, f. 1-20-72, ef. 2-1-72; ME 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-29-79; ME 5-1979, f. & ef. 11-30-79; ME 4-1980(Temp), f. 8-5-80, ef. 8-6-80; ME 7-1980, f. & ef. 11-3-80; ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; ME 10-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-17-92; BME 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-02; BME 13-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-26-10 thru 1-10-11; BME 19-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-25-10; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12

847-050-0020

Qualifications

On or after January 25, 2008, an applicant for licensure as a physician assistant in this state must possess the following qualifications:

(1) Have successfully completed a physician assistant education program which is approved by the American Medical Association Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (C.A.H.E.A.), the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (C.A.A.H.E.P.), or the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (A.R.C.P.A.).

(2) Have passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) given by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (N.C.C.P.A.).

(a) The applicant may take the PANCE once in a 90-day period or three times per calendar year, whichever is fewer.

(A) The applicant has no more than four attempts in six years to pass the PANCE. If the applicant does not pass the PANCE within four attempts, the applicant is not eligible for licensure.

(B) An applicant who has passed the NCCPA certification exam, but not within the four attempts required by this rule, may request a waiver of this requirement if he/she has current certification by the NCCPA.

(b) Those who have met the requirements of section (1) of this rule may make application for a Limited License, Pending Examination before passing the PANCE examination with the stipulation that if the examination is not passed within one year from the date of application, the Board withdraws its approval.

(3) Applicants seeking prescription privileges must meet the requirements specified in OAR 847-050-0041.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.265 & 677.512
Hist.: ME 23(Temp), f. & ef. 10-12-71; ME 25, f. 1-20-72, ef. 2-1-72; ME 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-29-79; ME 5-1979, f. & ef. 11-30-79; ME 4-1980(Temp), f. 8-5-80, ef. 8-6-80; ME 7-1980, f. & ef. 11-3-80; ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 10-1984, f. & ef. 7-20-84; ME 5-1986, f. & ef. 4-23-86; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; ME 10-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-17-92; ME 5-1993, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-93; ME 17-1994, f. & cert. ef. 10-25-94; BME 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 1-30-98; BME 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-00; BME 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-01; BME 6-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-27-03; BME 6-2008, f. & cert. ef. 1-22-08; BME 10-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-26-10 thru 10-15-10; BME 14-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-26-10; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12; OMB 5-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-14

847-050-0022

Application for Licensure by Military Spouse or Domestic Partner

(1) “Military spouse or domestic partner” means a spouse or domestic partner of an active member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is the subject of a military transfer to Oregon.

(2) To qualify for licensure under this rule, the military spouse or domestic partner must:

(a) Meet the qualifications for licensure as stated in OAR 847-050-0020;

(b) Be married to, or in a domestic partnership with, a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is assigned to a duty station located in Oregon by official active duty military order;

(c) Be licensed to practice as a physician assistant in another state or territory of the United States;

(d) Be in good standing, with no restrictions or limitations upon, actions taken against, or investigation or disciplinary action pending against his or her license in any jurisdiction where the applicant is or has been licensed; and

(e) Have at least one year of active practice as a physician assistant or teaching at a physician assistant education program during the three years immediately preceding the application.

(3) If a military spouse or domestic partner applies for a license to practice as a physician assistant, the Board may accept:

(a) A copy of the physician assistant education program diploma to fulfill the requirement for the Verification of Medical Education form; and

(b) Verification of licensure in good standing from the jurisdiction of current or most recent practice as a physician assistant to fulfill the requirement of verifications of licensure from all jurisdictions of prior and current health related licensure.

(4) If a military spouse or domestic partner applies for a license to practice as a physician assistant, the Board will obtain the following on behalf of the applicant:

(a) The results of a query of the National Practitioner Data Bank; and

(b) The results of a query of the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Board Action Data Bank.

(5) In addition to the documents required in section (3) of this rule and by OAR 847-050-0015 and 847-050-0020, the military spouse or domestic partner must submit a copy of the:

(a) Marriage certificate or domestic partnership registration with the name of the applicant and the name of the active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States; and

(b) Assignment to a duty station located in Oregon by official active duty military order for the spouse or domestic partner named in the marriage certificate or domestic partnership registration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265 & HB 2037 (2013)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.265, 677.512 & HB 2037 (2013)
Hist.: OMB 21-2013(Temp), f. 8-2-13, cert. ef. 8-3-13 thru 1-30-14; OMB 35-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-13

847-050-0023

Limited License, Pending Examination

(1) An applicant for a Physician Assistant license who has successfully completed a physician assistant education program approved by the American Medical Association Council on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (C.A.H.E.A.), or the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (C.A.A.H.E.P.), or the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (A.R.C.P.A.) but has not yet passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) given by the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants (N.C.C.P.A.) may be issued a Limited License, Pending Examination, if the following are met:

(a) The application file is complete with the exception of certification by the N.C.C.P.A; and

(b) The applicant has submitted the appropriate form and fee prior to being issued a Limited License, Pending Examination.

(2) A Limited License, Pending Examination may include prescriptive privileges for Schedules III through V if the supervising physician specifies these prescription privileges for the physician assistant in the practice agreement;

(3) A Limited License, Pending Examination may be granted for one year, and may not be renewed.

(4) Upon receipt of verification that the applicant has passed the N.C.C.P.A. examination, and if their application file is otherwise satisfactorily complete, the applicant will be considered for a permanent license.

(5) The Limited License, Pending Examination will automatically expire if the applicant fails the N.C.C.P.A. examination.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.132 & 677.535
Hist.: ME 5-1993, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-93; ME 9-1995, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-95; BME 14-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-25-02; BME 13-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-03; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12; OMB 5-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-14

847-050-0025

Interview and Examination

(1) In addition to all other requirements for licensure, the Board may require the applicant to appear for a personal interview regarding information received in the application process. Unless excused in advance, failure to appear before the Board for a personal interview violates ORS 677.190(17) and may subject the applicant to disciplinary action.

(2) The applicant is required to pass an open-book examination on the Medical Practice Act (ORS Chapter 677) and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) chapter 847, division 050. If an applicant fails the open-book examination three times, the applicant’s application will be reviewed by the Physician Assistant Committee of the Oregon Medical Board. An applicant who has failed the open-book examination three times must also attend an informal meeting with a Board member, a Board investigator and/or the Medical Director of the Board to discuss the applicant’s failure of the examination, before being given a fourth and final attempt to pass the examination. If the applicant does not pass the examination on the fourth attempt, the applicant may be denied licensure.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.265
Hist.: ME 23(Temp), f. & ef. 1-12-71; ME 25, f. 1-20-72, ef. 2-1-72; ME 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-29-79; ME 5-1979. f. & ef. 11-30-79; ME 4-1980(Temp), f. 8-5-80, ef. 8-6-80; ME 7-1980, f. & ef. 11-3-80; ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-5-85; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; ME 10-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-17-92; ME 9-1995, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-95; BME 11-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-98; BME 13-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-03; BME 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-8-06; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12; OMB 6-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-14

847-050-0027

Approval of Supervising Physician

(1) Prior to using the services of a physician assistant under a practice agreement, a supervising physician or primary supervising physician of a supervising physician organization must be approved as a supervising physician by the Board.

(2) The primary supervising physician of a supervising physician organization must apply as a supervising physician with the Board and must attest that each supervising physician in the supervising physician organization has reviewed statutes and rules relating to the practice of physician assistants and the role of a supervising physician.

(3) Physicians applying to be a supervising physician or the primary supervising physician of a supervising physician organization must:

(a) Submit a supervising physician application and application fee; and

(b) Take an online course and pass an open-book exam on the supervising physician requirements and responsibilities given by the Board. A passing score on the exam is 75%. If the supervising physician applicant fails the exam three times, the physician's application will be reviewed by the Board. A supervising physician applicant who has failed the exam three times must also attend an informal meeting with a Board member, a Board investigator and/or the Medical Director of the Board to discuss the applicant’s failure of the exam, before being given a fourth and final attempt to pass the examination. If the applicant does not pass the exam on the fourth attempt, the physician's application may be denied.

(4) The physician may be subject to Board investigation prior to approval or may be limited or denied approval as a supervising physician for the following:

(a) There are restrictions upon or actions against the physician’s license;

(b) Fraud or misrepresentation in applying to use the services of a physician assistant.

(5) The Board may defer taking action upon a request for approval as a supervising physician pending the outcome of the investigation of the physician for violations of ORS 677.010-990.

(6) Failure to apply and be approved as a supervising physician by the Board prior to using the services of a physician assistant under a practice agreement is a violation of ORS 677.510 and is grounds for a $195 fine. The licensee may be subject to further disciplinary action by the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.205 & 677.510
Hist.: ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 5-1984, f. & ef. 1-20-84; ME 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-5-85; ME 5-1986, f. & ef. 4-23-86; ME 21-1989, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-89; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; ME 5-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-94; ME 9-1995, f. & cert. ef. 7-28-95; BME 13-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-03; OMB 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-11; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12; OMB 11-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-2-12 thru 8-29-12; OMB 26-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-12; OMB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-11-13; OMB 17-2013(Temp), f. 7-12-13, cert. ef. 7-15-13 thru 1-11-14; OMB 37-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-13

847-050-0029

Locum Tenens Assignments

Locum tenens means a temporary absence by the physician assistant or supervising physician which is filled by a substitute physician assistant or supervising physician. The following is required for a locum tenens assignment:

(1) Within ten days of the start of the locum tenens assignment, the supervising physician of the practice which desires the substitute must submit a notification of locum tenens assignment to the Board.

(2) The notification of locum tenens assignment must include the name of the substitute physician assistant or supervising physician who is filling the locum tenens assignment, duration of the locum tenens assignment, a description of how supervision of the physician assistant will be maintained, and any changes in the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description for the practice during the locum tenens assignment.

(3) The substitute physician assistant or supervising physician who is filling the locum tenens assignment must be currently licensed in Oregon, with active, locums tenens, or emeritus registration status, and be in good standing with the Board.

(4) The physician assistant must be qualified to provide the same type of service as described in the current practice agreement or Board-approved practice description for the locum tenens.

(5) The supervising physician who is filling the locum tenens assignment must be approved as a supervising physician by the Board in accordance with OAR 847-050-0027 (Approval of Supervising Physician).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.265 & 677.510
Hist.: ME 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-21-86; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; ME 7-1990, f. & cert. ef. 4-25-90; BME 6-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-27-03; BME 11-2005, f. & cert. ef. 10-12-05; BME 14-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-26-10; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12

847-050-0035

Grounds for Discipline

(1) The performance of unauthorized medical services by the physician assistant constitutes a violation of the Medical Practice Act. The supervising physician and/or agent is responsible for the acts of the physician assistant and may be subject to disciplinary action for such violations by the physician assistant. The physician assistant is also subject to disciplinary action for violations. Proceedings under these rules are conducted in the manner specified in ORS 677.200.

(2) In addition to any of the reasons cited in ORS 677.190, the Board may refuse to grant, or may suspend or revoke a license to practice as a physician assistant for any of the following reasons:

(a) The physician assistant has held himself/herself out, or permitted another to represent the physician assistant to be a licensed physician.

(b) The physician assistant has in fact performed medical services without the direction or under the supervision of a Board-approved supervising physician or agent.

(c) The physician assistant has performed a task or tasks beyond the physician assistant's competence or outside the scope of practice of the supervising physician or outside the practice agreement as stated in OAR 847-050-0040. This is not intended to limit the ability of a physician assistant to learn new procedures under personal supervision.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.190, 677.205 & 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.190, 677.205, 677.265 & 677.505
Hist.: ME 23(Temp), f. & ef. 10-12-71; ME 25, f. 1-20-72, ef. 2-1-72; ME 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-29-79; ME 5-1979, f. & ef. 11-30-79; ME 4-1980(Temp), f. 8-5-80, ef. 8-6-80; ME 7-1980, f. & ef. 11-3-80; ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; BME 23-2007, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-07; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12

847-050-0037

Supervision

(1) A physician may not use the services of a physician assistant without first obtaining Board approval as a supervising physician.

(2) The supervising physician, agent, or in the case of a supervising physician organization, the primary supervising physician and acting supervising physician, are personally responsible for the direction, supervision and regular review of the medical services provided by the physician assistant, in keeping with the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description.

(3) The type of supervision and maintenance of supervision provided for each physician assistant must be described in the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description. The supervising physician must provide for maintenance of verbal communication with the physician assistant at all times, whether the supervising physician and physician assistant practice in the same practice location or a practice location separate from each other, as described in the following:

(a) The practice setting is listed in the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description of the physician assistant.

(b) Practice locations, other than primary or secondary practice locations, such as schools, sporting events, health fairs and long term care facilities, are not required to be listed in the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description if the duties are the same as those listed in the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description. The medical records for the patients seen at these additional practice locations must be held either at the supervising physician’s primary practice location or the additional practice locations. The supervision of the physician assistant at locations other than the primary or secondary practice location must be the same as for the primary or secondary practice location.

(c) The supervising physician or designated agent must provide a minimum of eight (8) hours of on-site supervision every month, or as approved by the Board.

(d) The supervising physician or designated agent must provide chart review of a number or a percentage of the patients the physician assistant has seen as stated in the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description.

(4) The supervising physician may limit the degree of independent judgment that the physician assistant uses but may not extend it beyond the limits of the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.510 & 677.515
Hist.: ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982; f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-5-85; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; BME 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 1-30-98; BME 9-1999, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-99; BME 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-00; BME 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-02; BME 4-2005, f. & cert. ef. 4-21-05; BME 20-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-21-08; BME 12-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-14-09 thru 12-14-09; BME 19-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-09; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12

847-050-0038

Agents

(1) The supervising physician who is not a member of a supervising physician organization may designate an agent or agents to direct and supervise the physician assistant when the supervising physician is unavailable for short periods of time. The agents must meet the following requirements:

(a) Be licensed as a medical or osteopathic physician under ORS 677, actively registered and in good standing with the Board;

(b) Practice in the same city or practice area as the supervising physician or physician assistant.

(c) Be qualified to supervise as designated in the practice agreement, and be competent to perform the duties delegated to the physician assistant.

(2) The supervising physician is responsible for informing the agent of the duties of an agent. Prior to such time as the physician assistant is acting under the direction of an agent, the supervising physician must determine that the agent understands and accepts supervisory responsibility. The agent must sign an acknowledgement of all practice agreements between the supervising physician and the physician assistant(s) the agent will supervise, and a copy must be kept at the primary practice location. Supervision by the agent will continue for a certain, predetermined, limited period of time, after which supervisory duties revert to the supervising physician.

(3) In the absence of the supervising physician, the agent assumes the same responsibilities as the supervising physician.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183 & 677
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.495 & 677.510
Hist.: ME 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-5-85; ME 5-1986, f. & ef. 4-23-86; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; BME 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-02; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12

847-050-0040

Method of Performance

(1) The physician assistant may perform at the direction of the supervising physician and/or agent only those medical services as included in the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description.

(2) The physician assistant or student must be clearly identified as such when performing duties. The physician assistant must at all times when on duty wear a name tag with the designation of "physician assistant" or “PA” thereon and clearly identify himself or herself as a “physician assistant” or “PA” in oral communications with patients and other professionals.

(3) The supervising physician must furnish reports, as required by the Board, on the performance of the physician assistant or student.

(4) The practice agreement must be submitted to the Board within ten days after the physician assistant begins practice with the supervising physician or supervising physician organization.

(5) The supervising physician must notify the Board of any changes to the practice agreement within ten days of the effective date of the change.

(6) Supervising physicians must update the practice agreement biennially during the supervising physician’s license renewal process.

(7) A supervising physician and physician assistant who have a Board-approved practice description that was approved prior to January 1, 2012 and who wish to make changes to the practice description must enter into a practice agreement in accordance with ORS 677.510(6)(a).

(8) Failure to comply with any section of this rule is a violation of ORS 677.510 and is grounds for a $195 fine. The licensee may be subject to further disciplinary action by the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.510
Hist.: ME 23(Temp), f. & ef. 10-12-71; ME 25, f. 1-20-72, ef. 2-1-72; ME 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-29-79; ME 5-1979, f. & ef. 11-30-79; ME 4-1980(Temp), f. 8-5-80, ef. 8-6-80; ME 7-1980, f. & ef. 11-3-80; ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-5-85; ME 5-1986, f. & ef. 4-23-86; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; ME 10-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-17-92; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12; OMB 31-2012, f. & cert. ef. 10-22-12

847-050-0041

Prescribing and Dispensing Privileges

(1) An Oregon grandfathered physician assistant may issue written, electronic or oral prescriptions for Schedule III-V medications, which the supervising physician has determined the physician assistant is qualified to prescribe commensurate with the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description, if the physician assistant has passed a specialty examination approved by the Board prior to July 12, 1984, and the following conditions are met:

(a) The Oregon grandfathered physician assistant has passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE); and

(b) The Oregon grandfathered physician assistant has documented adequate education or experience in pharmacology commensurate with the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description.

(2) A physician assistant may issue written, electronic or oral prescriptions for Schedule III-V medications, which the supervising physician has determined the physician assistant is qualified to prescribe commensurate with the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description, if the physician assistant has met the requirements of OAR 847-050-0020(1).

(3) A physician assistant may issue written or electronic prescriptions or emergency oral prescriptions followed by a written authorization for Schedule II medications if the requirements in (1) or (2) are fulfilled and if the following conditions are met:

(a) A statement regarding Schedule II controlled substances prescription privileges is included in the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description. The Schedule II controlled substances prescription privileges of a physician assistant are limited by the practice agreement or Board-approved practice description and may be restricted further by the supervising physician at any time.

(b) The physician assistant is currently certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and must complete all required continuing medical education coursework.

(4) All prescriptions given whether written, electronic, or oral must include the name, office address, and telephone number of the supervising physician and the name of the physician assistant. The prescription must also bear the name of the patient and the date on which the prescription was written. The physician assistant must sign the prescription and the signature must be followed by the letters "P.A." Also the physician assistant's Federal Drug Enforcement Administration number must be shown on prescriptions for controlled substances.

(5) A supervising physician or primary supervising physician of a supervising physician organization may apply to the Board for a physician assistant to dispense drugs specified by the supervising physician or supervising physician organization.

(a) The physician assistant must have prescribing privileges and be in good standing with the Board and the NCCPA to qualify for dispensing authority. The physician assistant may dispense Schedule II medications only if the physician assistant has been delegated Schedule II prescription privileges by the supervising physician.

(b) If the facility where the physician assistant will dispense medications serves population groups federally designated as underserved, geographic areas federally designated as health professional shortage areas or medically underserved areas, or areas designated as medically disadvantaged and in need of primary health care providers as designated by the State, the application must include:

(A) Location of the practice site;

(B) Accessibility to the nearest pharmacy; and

(C) Medical necessity for dispensing.

(c) If the facility where the physician assistant will be dispensing medications is not in one of the designated areas or populations described in subsection (5)(b) of this rule:

(A) The physician assistant may not dispense Schedule I through IV controlled substances;

(B) The physician assistant must complete a drug dispensing training program jointly developed by the Oregon Medical Board and the State Board of Pharmacy; and

(C) The supervising physician or primary supervising physician of a supervising physician organization must submit to the Board:

(i) A plan for drug delivery and control;

(ii) An annual report on the physician assistant’s use of dispensing authority;

(iii) A list of the drugs or classes of drugs the physician assistant will dispense; and

(iv) A list of all facilities where the physician assistant will dispense and documentation that each of these facilities has been registered with the State Board of Pharmacy as a supervising physician dispensing outlet.

(6) A physician assistant with dispensing authority must:

(a) Dispense medications personally;

(b) Dispense only medications that are pre-packaged by a licensed pharmacist, manufacturing drug outlet or wholesale drug outlet authorized to do so under ORS 689, and the physician assistant must maintain records of receipt and dispensing; and

(c) Register with the Drug Enforcement Administration and maintain a controlled substances log as required in OAR 847-015-0015.

(7) Distribution of samples, without charge, is not dispensing under this rule. Administering drugs in the facility is not dispensing under this rule. Distribution of samples and administration of drugs must be documented in the patient record. Documentation must include the name of the drug, the dose, the quantity distributed or administered, and the directions for use if applicable.

(8) A supervising physician or primary supervising physician of a supervising physician organization for a physician assistant who is applying for dispensing authority must be registered with the Oregon Medical Board as a dispensing physician.

(9) Failure to comply with any subsection of this rule is a violation of the ORS Chapter 677 and is grounds for a $195 fine. The licensee may be subject to further disciplinary action by the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.190, 677.205, 677.470, 677.515 & 677.545
Hist.: ME 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-29-79; ME 5-1979, f. & ef. 11-30-79; ME 4-1980(Temp), f. 8-5-80, ef. 8-6-80; ME 7-1980, f. & ef. 11-3-80; ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 6-1982, f. & ef. 10-27-82; ME 10-1984, f. & ef. 7-20-84; ME 5-1986, f. & ef. 4-23-86; ME 16-1987, f. & ef. 8-3-87; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; ME 10-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-17-92; ME 5-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-94; BME 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-00; BME 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-02; BME 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-02; BME 13-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-03; BME 8-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-04; BME 3-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-27-05; BME 6-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12; OMB 16-2012(Temp), f. 5-8-12, cert. ef. 6-1-12 thru 11-28-12; OMB 34-2012(Temp), f. 11-8-12, cert. e. 11-28-12 thru 5-27-13; OMB 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-11-13

847-050-0042

Registration

(1) The registration renewal form and fee must be received in the Board office during regular business hours and must be satisfactorily complete on or before December 31 of each odd-numbered year in order for the physician assistant's registration to be renewed for the next 24 months. This application must also include submission of an updated practice agreement or validation of an existing practice agreement or Board-approved practice description.

(2) Upon failure to comply with section (1) of this rule, the license will automatically lapse as per ORS 677.228.

(3) A one-time surcharge is required for each physician assistant renewing his or her license for the 2014-2015 biennial registration period or applying for an initial license during calendar years 2014 and 2015.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.510 & 677.512
Hist.: ME 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-2-79; ME 5-1979, f. & ef. 11-30-79; ME 4-1980(Temp), f. 8-5-80, ef. 8-6-80; ME 7-1980, f. & ef. 11-3-80; ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 7-1984, f. & ef. 1-26-84; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; ME 7-1990, f. & cert. ef. 4-25-90; ME 7-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-24-91; ME 5-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-94; BME 6-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-27-03; BME 25-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-31-08; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12; OMB 17-2013(Temp), f. 7-12-13, cert. ef. 7-15-13 thru 1-11-14; OMB 37-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-13

847-050-0043

Inactive Registration, Initial Licensure, and Re-Entry to Practice

(1) Any physician assistant licensed in this state who changes location to some other state or country, or who is not in a current supervisory relationship with a licensed physician for six months or more, will be listed by the Board as inactive.

(2) If the physician assistant wishes to resume active status to practice in Oregon, the physician assistant must submit the Affidavit of Reactivation and processing fee, satisfactorily complete the reactivation process and be approved by the Board before beginning active practice in Oregon.

(3) The Board may deny active registration if it judges the conduct of the physician assistant during the period of inactive registration to be such that the physician assistant would have been denied a license if applying for an initial license.

(4) If a physician assistant applicant has ceased practice for a period of 12 or more consecutive months immediately preceding the application for licensure or reactivation, the applicant may be required to do one or more of the following:

(a) Obtain certification or re-certification by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (N.C.C.P.A.);

(b) Provide documentation of current N.C.C.P.A. certification;

(c) Complete 30 hours of Category I continuing medical education acceptable to the Board for every year the applicant has ceased practice;

(d) Agree to increased chart reviews upon re-entry to practice.

(5) The physician assistant applicant who has ceased practice for a period of 24 or more consecutive months may be required to complete a re-entry plan to the satisfaction of the Board. The Board must review and approve a re-entry plan prior to the applicant beginning the re-entry plan. Depending on the amount of time out of practice, the re-entry plan may contain one or more of the requirements listed in section (4) of this rule and such additional requirements as determined by the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.512
Hist.: ME 12-1986, f. & ef. 7-31-86; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; ME 10-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-17-92; ME 5-1996, f. & cert. ef. 7-26-96; BME 11-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-98; BME 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-00; BME 25-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-31-08; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 29-2011, f. & cert. ef. 10-27-11; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12

847-050-0046

Active Status for Temporary, Rotating Assignments

(1) A physician assistant, upon notification to the Board, may retire from active, permanent practice and change to Emeritus status which allows the physician assistant to practice temporary, volunteer assignments. A physician assistant with Emeritus status who wishes to volunteer at a medical facility must have a practice agreement or Board-approved practice description prior to starting practice at each assignment.

(2) A physician assistant, upon notification to the Board, may retire from active, permanent practice and maintain Active status by practicing at medical facilities for assignments on a rotating basis. A physician assistant who wishes to maintain active status and practice in rotating assignments at permanent locations must have a practice agreement or Board-approved practice description and must provide the Board with timely notification of the dates of each assignment prior to beginning each rotating assignment.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265 & 677.545
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.265, 677.510 & 677.515
Hist.: BME 9-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-26-10; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12

847-050-0050

Termination of Supervision

Upon termination of a supervisory relationship both the supervising physician and the physician assistant must submit to the Board a written report concerning the reason(s) for termination of the relationship. Such report must be submitted to the Board within 15 days following termination of supervision.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.510
Hist.: ME 23(Temp), f. & ef. 10-12-71; ME 25, f. 1-20-72, ef. 2-1-72; ME 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-29-79; ME 5-1979. f. & ef. 11-30-79; ME 4-1980(Temp), f. 8-5-80, ef. 8-6-80; ME 7-1980, f. & ef. 11-3-80; ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12

847-050-0055

Professional Corporation or Partnership

Whenever the supervising physician is a member of a professional corporation or employee of a professional corporation or partnership, the primary supervising physician and any acting supervising physician are in all cases personally responsible for the direction and supervision of the physician assistant's work. Such responsibility for supervision cannot be transferred to the corporation or partnership even though such corporation or partnership may pay the supervising physician and the physician assistant's salaries or enter into an employment agreement with such physician assistant or supervising physician.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677
Stats. Implemented: ORS 58.185
Hist.: ME 23(Temp), f. & ef. 10-12-71; ME 25, f. 1-20-72, ef. 2-1-72; ME 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-29-79; ME 5-1979, f. & ef. 11-30-79; ME 4-1980(Temp), f. 8-5-80, ef. 8-6-80; ME 7-1980, f. & ef. 11-3-80; ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12

847-050-0060

Physician Assistant Student

(1) Where applicable, any person who is enrolled as a student in any school offering an accredited physician assistant education program must comply with OAR 847-050-0005 to 847-050-0065.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provisions of these rules, a physician assistant student may perform medical services when such services are rendered within the scope of an accredited physician assistant education program.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.515
Hist.: ME 23(Temp), f. & ef. 10-12-71; ME 25, f. 1-20-72, ef. 2-1-72; ME 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-2-79; ME 5-1979, f. & ef. 11-30-79; ME 4-1980(Temp), f. 8-5-80, ef. 8-6-80; ME 7-1980, f. & ef. 11-3-80; ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982; f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12

847-050-0063

Physician Assistant Committee

(1) There is created a Physician Assistant Committee consisting of five members. Members of the committee are appointed as follows:

(a) The Oregon Medical Board for the State of Oregon must appoint one of its members and one physician. The physician who is not a member of the Board must supervise a physician assistant.

(b) The Oregon Medical Board must appoint three physician assistants after considering persons nominated by the Oregon Society of Physician Assistants.

(2) The term of each member of the committee is three years. A member must serve until a successor is appointed. If a vacancy occurs, it must be filled for the unexpired term by a person with the same qualifications as the retiring member.

(3) If any vacancy under section (1) of this rule is not filled within 45 days, the Governor must make the necessary appointment from the category which is vacant.

(4) The committee elects its own chairperson with such powers and duties as fixed by the committee.

(5) A quorum of the committee is three members. The committee must hold a meeting at least once quarterly and at such other times the committee considers advisable to review requests to use the services of physician assistants and for dispensing privileges and to review applications for licensure or renewal.

(6) The chairperson may call a special meeting of the Physician Assistant Committee upon at least 10 days' notice in writing to each member, to be held at any place designated by the chairperson.

(7) The committee members are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided for Board members in ORS 677.235.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.235, 677.540
Hist.: BME 15-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-99; BME 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-01; BME 25-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-31-08; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12; OMB 32-2012, f. & cert. ef. 10-22-12

847-050-0065

Duties of the Committee

(1) The Physician Assistant Committee must:

(a) Review physician assistants' applications for licensure and renewal of licensure.

(b) Recommend approval or disapproval of physician assistants’ applications for licensure and renewal of licensure.

(c) Review requests to use the services of physician assistants.

(d) Review the criteria for prescriptive privileges for physician assistants.

(e) Review any other matters related to physician assistant practice in Oregon.

(2) All actions of the physician assistant committee are subject to review and approval by the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.540
Hist.: ME 23(Temp), f. & ef. 10-12-71; ME 25, f. 1-20-72, ef. 2-1-72; ME 1-1979, f. & ef. 1-29-79; ME 5-1979, f. & ef. 11-30-79; ME 4-1980(Temp), f. 8-5-80, ef. 8-6-80; ME 7-1980, f. & ef. 11-3-80; ME 4-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 10-20-81; ME 2-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; ME 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-90; BME 15-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-99; BME 6-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; [OMB 21-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-11 thru 4-10-12; Suspend temporary by OBDD 28-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-11 thru 4-10-12]; OMB 32-2011(Temp), f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 6-29-12; OMB 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12; OMB 16-2012(Temp), f. 5-8-12, cert. ef. 6-1-12 thru 11-28-12; OMB 34-2012(Temp), f. 11-8-12, cert. e. 11-28-12 thru 5-27-13; OMB 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-11-13

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