The Texas Physician Assistant Board convenes three times a year and consists of 13 members appointed by the governor for a six-year term. Seven are practicing physician assistants, including the presiding officer. Additionally, three members are licensed physicians and three are public members.
Statutorily mandated activities of the Board include: regulating physician assistants in Texas through registration; determining physician assistants’ eligibility for licensure; conducting investigations based on complaints filed against physician assistants to determine if a licensee is in violation the Texas Occupations Code (Chapter 204, the Physician Assistant Licensing Act) and/or the Board's rules; and exercising the authority to cancel, revoke, restrict, suspend or otherwise limit the license of any physician assistant upon proof of violation.
The Physician Assistant Board’s mission is to protect and enhance the public’s health, safety, and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating physician assistants and ensuring quality health care for the citizens of Texas through licensure, discipline, and education.