Retired Active License: Osteopathic Physician Assistant
An osteopathic physician assistant who obtains retired active licensure status (by holding an active Washington state license, in good standing, and paying a fee) can practice in emergency circumstances such as earthquakes, floods, when war has been declared, or states of emergency; the osteopathic physician assistant who holds a retired active license can also practice up to 90 days in each calendar year in non-emergencies.
Retired active license
(1) To obtain a retired active license an osteopathic physician assistant must comply with chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 5, excluding WAC 246-12-120 (2)(c) and (d). (2) An osteopathic physician assistant with a retired active license must have a delegation agreement approved by the board in order to practice except when serving as a "covered volunteer emergency worker" as defined in RCW 38.52.180 (5)(a) and engaged in authorized emergency management activities. (3) An osteopathic physician assistant with a retired active license may not receive compensation for health care services. (4) An osteopathic physician assistant with a retired active license may practice under the following conditions: (a) In emergent circumstances calling for immediate action; or (b) Intermittent circumstances on a part-time or full-time nonpermanent basis. (5) A retired active license expires each year on the license holder's birthday. Retired active credential renewal fees are accepted no sooner than ninety days prior to the expiration date. (6) An osteopathic physician assistant with a retired active license shall report fifty hours of continuing education at every renewal.