Retired Active License: Physician Assistant
A physician assistant who obtains retired active licensure status can practice in emergency circumstances such as earthquakes, floods, when war has been declared, or states of emergency, as long as the physician assistant has a delegation agreement when not serving as a volunteer emergency worker; the 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 a physician assistant must comply with chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 5, excluding WAC 246-12-120 (2)(c) and (d). (2) A physician assistant with a retired active license must have a delegation agreement approved by the commission 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) A physician assistant with a retired active license may not receive compensation for health care services. (4) A 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 every two years on the license holder's birthday. Retired active credential renewal fees are accepted no sooner than ninety days prior to the expiration date. (6) A physician assistant with a retired active license shall report one hundred hours of continuing education at every renewal.