64B8-30.019: Fees Regarding Physician Assistants
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The proposed rule amendment is intended to set forth a fee increase for renewal of the license to practice as a physician assistant.
SUMMARY: The proposed rule amendment sets forth a licensure renewal fee in the amount of $275.00 for physician assistants.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: A Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC) was prepared. The fee is being increased from $150 to $275 to offset a projected budget deficit with regard to the regulation of physician assistants. The SERC estimates that the approximately 5008 physician assistants will be impacted by the fee increase.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 456.036, 458.309, 458.347 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 456.036(5), (7), 458.347 FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN FAW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Larry McPherson, Jr., Executive Director, Board of Medicine/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C03, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3253
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
64B8-30.019 Fees Regarding Physician Assistants.
The following fees are prescribed by the Council and adopted by the Boards:
(1) through (4) No change.
(5) The biennial renewal fee for an active or inactive physician assistant licensed pursuant to Section 458.347 or 459.022(7), F.S., shall be $275.00
$150.00. Licenses not renewed at the end of a biennial period shall automatically become delinquent.
(6) through (10) No change.
Specific Authority 456.036, 458.309, 458.347 FS. Law Implemented 456.036(5), (7), 458.347 FS. History–New 8-11-98, Amended 7-30-03, 7-27-04, 12-6-04, 11-11-07,__________.