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Mission Statement

To assure the public health, safety and welfare through the regulation of physician assistants who provide medical services to the public under the supervision of Idaho licensed physicians.

Statutory Changes Affecting PAs and Supervising Physicians - As of July 1, 2021, Delegation of Service agreements are no longer required. Instead, PAs and Graduate PAs need Collaborative Practice Agreements. For more information:

Starting on October 1, 2020, prescribers will be required to check the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

FAQ for PDMP Mandatory Checking – Idaho State Board of Pharmacy

The Physician Assistant Advisory Committee was created and made a part of the Idaho State Board of Medicine by resolution. Members of the Committee are appointed by the Board in accordance with the rules.

Though the Committee has no authority to revoke licenses or impose limitations or conditions on licenses, they make recommendations to the Board, regarding Physician Assistant licensure.

The Committee works in the following areas:

  • Evaluating the qualifications of applicants for licensure;
  • Performing investigations of misconduct and making recommendations regarding discipline;
  • Maintaining a list of currently licensed physician assistants and graduate physician assistants in this state; and
  • Advising the Board on rule changes necessary to license and regulate physician assistants and graduate physician assistants in this state.

The scope of practice of physician assistants and graduate physician assistants shall be defined in the collaborative practice agreement and may include a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic and health promotion and disease prevention services. The scope of practice shall include only those duties and responsibilities delegated to the licensee by their supervising and alternate supervising physician and in accordance with the collaborative practice agreement. Physician assistants and graduate physician assistants are agents of their supervising and alternate supervising physician in the performance of all practice-related activities and patient services. Those patient services must be within the education, training and experience of the physician assistant or graduate physician assistant; and consistent with the expertise and regular scope of practice of the supervising and alternate supervising physician.

Physician Assistants and Graduate Physician Assistants are regulated in Idaho and must be licensed.