(a)  Except as otherwise provided in this Subchapter, an individual shall obtain a license from the Board before practicing as an Anesthesiologist Assistant.  An applicant for an anesthesiologist assistant license shall:

(1)           submit a completed license application on forms provided by the Board;

(2)           supply a certified copy of applicant's birth certificate if the applicant was born in the United States or a certified copy of a valid and unexpired U.S. passport.  If the applicant does not possess proof of U.S. citizenship, the applicant must provide information about applicant's immigration and work status which the Board will use to verify applicant's ability to work lawfully in the United States;

(3)           pay the license fee established by Rule .0113 in this Subchapter;

(4)           submit to the Board proof of completion of a training program for Anesthesiologist Assistants accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or its preceding or successor organization;

(5)           submit to the Board proof of current certification by the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA) or its successor organization, including passage of the Certifying Examination for Anesthesiologist Assistants administered by the NCCAA within 12 months after completing training;

(6)           certify that he or she is mentally and physically able to safely practice as an Anesthesiologist Assistant;

(7)           have no license, certificate, or registration as an Anesthesiologist Assistant currently under discipline, revocation, suspension, or probation;

(8)           have good moral character; and

(9)           submit to the Board any other information the Board deems necessary to determine if the applicant meets the requirements of the rules in this Subchapter.

(b)  The Board may deny any application for licensure for any enumerated reason contained in G.S. 90-14 or for any violation of the Rules of this Subchapter.

(c)  An applicant may be required to appear, in person, for an interview with the Board, or its representatives upon completion of all credentials.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-9.4; 90-18(c)(20); 90-18.5;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 28, 2008;

Eff. April 1, 2008;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016.