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  334.749.  Advisory commission for physician assistants, established, responsibilities — appointments to commission, members — compensation — annual meeting, elections. — 1.  There is hereby established an "Advisory Commission for Physician Assistants" which shall guide, advise and make recommendations to the board.  The commission shall also be responsible for the ongoing examination of the scope of practice and promoting the continuing role of physician assistants in the delivery of health care services.  The commission shall assist the board in carrying out the provisions of sections 334.735 to 334.749.

  2.  The commission shall be appointed no later than October 1, 1996, and shall consist of five members, one member of the board, two licensed physician assistants, one physician and one lay member.  The two licensed physician assistant members, the physician member and the lay member shall be appointed by the director of the division of professional registration.  Each licensed physician assistant member shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of this state, and shall be licensed as a physician assistant by this state.  The physician member shall be a United States citizen, a resident of this state, have an active Missouri license to practice medicine in this state and shall be a collaborating physician, at the time of appointment, to a licensed physician assistant.  The lay member shall be a United States citizen and a resident of this state.  The licensed physician assistant members shall be appointed to serve three-year terms, except that the first commission appointed shall consist of one member whose term shall be for one year and one member whose term shall be for two years.  The physician member and lay member shall each be appointed to serve a three-year term.  No physician assistant member nor the physician member shall be appointed for more than two consecutive three-year terms.  The president of the Missouri Academy of Physicians Assistants in office at the time shall, at least ninety days prior to the expiration of a term of a physician assistant member of a commission member or as soon as feasible after such a vacancy on the commission otherwise occurs, submit to the director of the division of professional registration a list of five physician assistants qualified and willing to fill the vacancy in question, with the request and recommendation that the director appoint one of the five persons so listed, and with the list so submitted, the president of the Missouri Academy of Physicians Assistants shall include in his or her letter of transmittal a description of the method by which the names were chosen by that association.

  3.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any appointed member of the commission shall receive as compensation an amount established by the director of the division of professional registration not to exceed seventy dollars per day for commission business plus actual and necessary expenses.  The director of the division of professional registration shall establish by rule guidelines for payment.  All staff for the commission shall be provided by the state board of registration for the healing arts.

  4.  The commission shall hold an open annual meeting at which time it shall elect from its membership a chairman and secretary.  The commission may hold such additional meetings as may be required in the performance of its duties, provided that notice of every meeting shall be given to each member at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.  A quorum of the commission shall consist of a majority of its members.

  5.  On August 28, 1998, all members of the advisory commission for registered physician assistants shall become members of the advisory commission for physician assistants and their successor shall be appointed in the same manner and at the time their terms would have expired as members of the advisory commission for registered physician assistants.

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(L. 1996 H.B. 999, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1601, et al., A.L. 1999 H.B. 343, A.L. 2001 H.B. 567, A.L. 2018 S.B. 843, A.L. 2019 S.B. 514)


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