Method of Appointment: Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council
2016 Appointments: 2 - Physician Assistant or A physician/Osteopath licensed in the District with experience working with physician assistants
Length of Appointment: 3 years
Residency: Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards
Paid board: No (all roles are voluntary)
Of the appointees to the Advisory Committee on Physician Assistants other than the Director, one shall serve an initial term of 2 years and one shall serve an initial term of 3 years. Subsequent appointments shall be for terms of 3 years.
The Advisory Committee on Physician Assistants shall develop and submit to the Board of Medicine guidelines for licensing and regulating physician assistants in the District. The guidelines shall set forth the actions that physician assistants may perform in collaboration with a licensed physician or osteopath, who shall be responsible for the overall medical direction of the care and treatment of patients and the level of collaboration required for each action.
The Advisory Committee on Physician Assistants shall meet at least annually to review guidelines and make necessary revisions for submission to the Board of Medicine.