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How to Apply for Illinois Physician Assistant Licensure

Posted on in Medical License Defense

Illinois licensing lawsThe medical field comes with many different challenges, as any occupation within this field is responsible for the health and well-being of patients who are treated. There are many different occupations in the medical field, and many individuals studying medicine begin their careers by becoming a physician assistant. Like physicians and many other medical occupations, there are licensing requirements for physician assistants, and it is very important to familiarize yourself with the requirements so there are no discrepancies in your application for licensure.

How Are Physician Assistants Important in Healthcare?

A physician assistant is a certified and state-licensed medical professional, and is very important in the medical field, as they have undergone extensive training and have passed an examination for licensure and certification. Like physicians, the physician assistants can also diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication. As physician assistants are very high in demand, the most successful healthcare facilities have relied on physician assistants for the success. From the years 2011 to 2014, the demand for physician assistants had increased by more than 300 percent.

The Application Process for Physician Assistants

In order to apply for licensure to become a physician assistant, there are many forms that must be included in the application, including:

  • Certification of graduation from a program approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation;
  • Certification of completion of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination;
  • Valid certification issued by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA);
  • Certification from the jurisdiction of original licensure and current licensure stating the date of issuance and license status, and any disciplinary actions taken or pending; and
  • A $50 application fee.

When the applicant meets the requirements for his or her application, then the physician assistant license will be issued. However, even though the physician assistant may be licensed, he or she may not be allowed to practice until an employment notice has been filed.

Call a Lisle, IL License Defense Attorney

It is very important to understand the rules and regulations for physician assistant licensure in the state of Illinois. If you have any questions regarding licensing requirements to become a physician assistant, it is best to contact the Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC. Attorney Bogdan has represented DuPage County area clients for over 17 years, so you will be guaranteed effective legal advice. To arrange a free consultation, please call a DuPage County license defense lawyer at 630-310-1267 to discuss your case.


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