FAQ - PA Licensing

Question: How do I become licensed in Kansas?

Answer: To begin the process you will download an application packet (PA Application - fillable) or (PA Application - non-fillable). You will be asked to complete forms and collect information. You will mail in your application and $200 fee, and a $3 fee for a NPDB Report. You will be assigned an application analyst that will track your documents as they arrive in our office. After all of your paper work has been received, your file will be sent to review. This review might result in a request for additional information or clarification of provided information. Once the necessary materials have been received, the Board will act upon your application at their next regular meeting. The Board meets in the months of February, April, June, August, October and December. Following the Board’s approval, you will be notified in writing of your permanent license number.

Question: How can I pay my fees?

Answer: We accept checks, money orders, Debit, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. To charge to your debit or credit card, please use the authorization form.

Question: How long does the application process take?

Answer: It is important for you to understand that the process takes an average of 4 to 8 weeks. Information is not only coming from you but also various organization and other sources that require time to process your request and provide the needed verifications.

Question: When does my license expire?

Answer: All Physician Assistants licenses expire on December 31; the license must be renewed each year.

Question: When do I renew my License?

Answer: The renewal period begins November 15; and ends January 31.

Question: How do I renew my license?

Answer: You may renew online, download a paper renewal form here (or on our website Licensing forms page), pa_renewal_fillable (fillable) or pa_renewal_nonfill (non fillable), or contact our office to have a renewal form mailed to you. These links/forms will be available annually beginning November 15th-December 31st (and January 1st through January 31st for late renewals) of each year.

Question: How do I renew online?

Answer: To renew online you will need to have available your Kansas Board of Healing Arts license number, birth date, last 4 numbers of your social security number, name, license number of all health care professionals that supervise you (if required), continuing education CEU hours (if required) and payment information. Follow this link to our renewal site. These links/forms will be available annually beginning November 15th-December 31st (and January 1st through January 31st for late renewals) of each year.

Question: What are the renewal fees?

Answer: $150

Question: I did not renew by the deadline of December 31st, what do I do now?

Answer: We will accept online and paper renewals until January 31. The fee for renewing late increase to $215.00.

Question: I did not renew by January 31st, now what?

Answer: Your license will be cancelled on February 1. Once your license has been cancelled you may not practice in Kansas until the Board reinstates the license. Practicing after your license has been cancelled is unlawful and will subject you to disciplinary action.

Question: My Kansas license is cancelled, how do I reinstate my license?

Answer: To begin the process you will download a reinstatement (PA Reinstate - fillable) or (PA Reinstate - non-fillable). You will be asked to complete forms and collect information, and submit $3.00 for a NPDB Report. You will be assigned an application analyst that will track your documents as they arrive in our office. After all of your paper work has been received, your file will be sent to review. This review might result in a request for additional information or clarification of provided information. Once the necessary materials have been received and approved, you will be notified in writing that your license has been reinstated.

Question: How much and what type of CEU is required?

Answer: One-year update: 50 hours with a minimum of 20 hours of Category I and a maximum of 30 hours of Category II, Two-year update: 100 hours with minimum of 40 hours of Category I and a maximum of 60 hours of Category II.

  • Category I continuing education shall mean a continuing education activity that is presented by a person qualified by practical or academic experience, using any of the following methods: lecture, panel discussion, workshop, seminar, symposium, or any other structured, interactive, and formal learning method that the board deems to meet the requirements of subsection. PA Handbook ref. section 100-28a-5.
  • Category II continuing education shall mean attendance at a lecture, panel discussion, workshop, seminar, symposium, college course, professional publication, in-service training, or professional activity that the board determines does not meet the requirements of category I, but that is in a health-related field indirectly related to healing arts skill and knowledge. Category II continuing education shall include the following: Clinical consultations with other healing arts Practitioners that contribute to a Practitioner’s education, participation in activities to review the quality of patient care, instructing healing arts and other health care Practitioners, patient-centered discussions with other health care Practitioners, participating in journal clubs, using searchable electronic databases in connection with patient care activities; and using self-instructional materials. PA Handbook ref. section 100-28a-5.

Question: Am I required to have professional liability insurance (malpractice insurance)?

Answer: No.

Question: I have recently moved, how do I change my address?

Answer: Please download and complete the address change form and fax or mail to our office.

Question: I have recently changed my name. How do I have this corrected?

Answer: Please download and complete the change of name form to correct the name. To obtain a certificate in your new name download and complete the request for additional certificates form along with a fee of $15. Please fax or mail in the completed forms to our office along with your payment.

Question: What are the various license types?

Answer:

  • Active: A license issued to a person authorizing practice as a physician assistant. Applicants for active licensure must provide evidence of professional liability insurance (which will be in effect as of the date of licensure) in compliance with Kansas law before a license will be issued. Each active license may be renewed annually. Licensees must maintain and submit evidence of satisfactory completion of a program of continuing education. Licensees must maintain and submit evidence of professional liability insurance, and contribute to the Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund (more information about this fund can be found here: https://hcsf.kansas.gov/). A current active practice form and written agreement must be on file with the Board.
  • Federal or Military: A license issued to a person who practices in the course of employment or active duty in the United States government or any of its departments, bureaus or agencies, or who, in addition to such employment or duty, provides professional services as a charitable health care provider as defined under K.S.A. 75-6102. The holder of a federal active license must certify that they have obtained the required continuing education, but is not required to have a responsible physician licensed in Kansas.
  • Inactive: A license issued to a person who does not engage in professional practice and who does not hold oneself out to the public as being engaged in the professional practice in the state of Kansas. An inactive license does not entitle the holder to engage in any practice in Kansas. A Physician Assistant with an inactive license must meet continuing education requirements. A Physician Assistant with an inactive license is not required to have a responsible physician.

Question: How do I change my license type?

Answer: If you are requesting to change your license type during the renewal period you may complete the type change section on the paper renewal. If you wish to change your license type outside of the renewal period please complete designation/type change form. Return the form by mail and enclose your current wallet card. Documentation of CEU, professional liability insurance and additional fees may be required depending on the license type.

Question: How do I change or add a responsible physician?

Answer: If adding an additional supervising physician, the Responsible Physician Request Form and Drug Prescription Protocol Form may be downloaded or requested. These forms may be faxed or mailed to our office. If terminating a responsible physician you may download or request the Notice of Termination of Supervision of a Physician Assistant form. This form may be faxed or mailed in to our office.