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PA Cancellation by Request

  

Once a license is cancelled, the physician assistant will no longer be able to practice in the state of Texas as a physician assistant.  In order to practice again in Texas following cancellation, a physician assistant must file an application for relicensure and meet all requirements for licensure in effect at that time (including current NCCPA certification, etc.).

 

To request cancellation of a license, complete and return the cancellation request form (link below) to the Board for approval before the expiration date of the current registration permit.  Refunds of registration fees already paid cannot be made.  Notification will be sent if the physician assistant does not qualify for cancellation due to a pending investigation or another reason.

 

PA Cancellation By Request

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Registration Department at Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us .

 

PA Inactive Status

A PA with a currently active physician assistant license may decide to obtain an “inactive” registration status.  Current regulations state that a PA license may remain on an inactive status for no longer than 5 years.

 

Please read the relevant board rule, Tex. Admin. Code, Sec. 185.8, regarding the inactive physician assistant licensure status. 

Board Rules

 

Below is more detailed information on requesting the inactive status, what is required to maintain the inactive status, as well as the process for returning to active.  Please review the entire process before submitting your request.

If you have any questions, please contact the Registration Department at Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us .

  • To be eligible for inactive status, the license holder must have a current registration permit and have a license in good standing.


    To request a change to the Inactive status for a Texas physician assistant license, complete and return the inactive request form (link below) to the Board for approval before the expiration date of the current license.  Refunds of registration/renewal fees already paid cannot be made.

    Because this form must be received by our office before the expiration date of the current license, completed and bearing original signatures, as well as bearing an original seal of notary public, it cannot be faxed back to our office. 

     

    PA Inactive Request Form

     

    Please read the relevant board rule, Tex. Admin. Code, Sec. 185.8, regarding the inactive physician assistant licensure status. 

    Board Rules

     

    If you have any questions, please contact the Registration Department at Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us .

     

     

    Mailing Information

    Should you choose to send the completed, signed and notarized form to the Texas Medical Board via an overnight courier service, such as FedEx, DHL, or UPS, you will need to use the location address of:

     

    Texas Medical Board

    Attention: Registration, MC - 241

    333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 610

    Austin, TX 78701

     

    Should you choose to send the completed, signed and notarized form to the TMB via the United States Post Office, you can use our mailing address.

     

    Texas Medical Board

    Attention: Registration, MC-241

    P.O. Box 2029

    Austin, TX  78768-2029

    A physician assistant with an inactive license is excused from paying renewal fees on the license. 

     

    At this time renewal of an inactive physician assistant license is not required.

    To return to an active status, use the link below to submit a physician assistant application for re-activation.  Please note, this is the same application used for an initial physician assistant license.  When completing the application, be sure to include your existing PA license number.

    Reactivate online – Physician Assistant – click here

     

    Once your online application for re-activation has been received, you will be contacted by our licensure department regarding any additional documentation required.

     

    As part of the re-activation process, you will need to:

    •         provide current verifications from each state in which the you hold a physician assistant license,
    •         demonstrate current certification by NCCPA,
    •         complete a fingerprint background check,
    •         submit NPDB/HIPDB report,
    •         submit professional evaluations from each employment held after the license was placed on inactive status,
    •         meet the active practice requirement – including providing documentation that you have on a full-time basis (at least 20 hours per week for 40 weeks duration during a given year) actively practiced as a physician assistant or has been on the active teaching faculty of an acceptable approved physician assistant program, within either of the two years preceding receipt of an application for reactivation.

    Applicants who do not meet the active practice requirement may, at the discretion of the Board, be eligible for the reactivation of a license subject to conditions or restrictions.

     

    Once the re-activation process has been completed, your existing license number will be re-activated, and an updated permit will be placed in the mail to you.