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
As approved by the compact working group in October 2022Section-by-Section Summary
Summary of key provisions for the PA CompactReference Sheet
For Legislative Testimony and Letters to State LeadersWebinar Recording
PA Licensure Compact Introduction for Licensing Boards
PA Compact Legislation