PA licensure compact

License portability for physician assistants

Breaking news - On March 14th, Governor Spencer Cox signed into law SB 35, making Utah the first state to enact the PA Compact.

What is the PA Licensure Compact?

The PA Compact is an interstate occupational licensure compact for physician assistants (PAs). Interstate compacts are a constitutionally authorized, legally binding, legislatively enacted contract among participating states.
States joining the compact agree to recognize a valid, unencumbered license issued by another compact member state via a compact privilege. Licensed PAs utilizing the compact can obtain a privilege in each compact member state where they want to practice. PAs using a compact privilege to practice in another state must adhere to laws and regulations of practice in that state and are under the jurisdiction of the state’s regulatory board in which they are practicing.



PA Compact Tool Kit

Model Legislation

As approved by the compact working group in October 2022

Section-by-Section Summary

Summary of key provisions for the PA Compact

Reference Sheet

For Legislative Testimony and Letters to State Leaders

Webinar Recording

PA Licensure Compact Introduction for Licensing Boards


PA Compact Legislation



The PA License Compact is made possible through partnerships with the following organizations: