Existing law, the Physician Assistant Practice Act, establishes the Physician Assistant Board to license and regulate physician assistants. Existing law requires the board to issue a license to practice as a physician assistant to an applicant who satisfies specified requirements, including successfully completing an approved program and passing a prescribed examination. Existing law also authorizes the board to issue a probationary license to an applicant in accordance with specified terms and conditions. Existing law makes a violation of certain provisions of the act a misdemeanor.
This bill would establish the Armenian Medical Graduate Physician Assistant Training Program, to be conducted at an appropriate educational institution or institutions. The bill would require the board to establish a Training Program Advisory Task Force, which the bill would require to develop and recommend curriculum for a training program. The bill would make an Armenian medical graduate who is either a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and who has satisfactorily completed the training program eligible for licensure as a physician assistant if the person has also successfully completed a certain written examination. The bill would require that funding necessary for the implementation of the program to be secured from nonprofit philanthropic entities, as specified.
Because the bill would expand the scope of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for Armenian medical graduates who are either citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.