(a) A person seeking licensure as a physician assistant shall apply to the Board of Medicine or to the Board of Osteopathic Medicine. The appropriate board shall issue a license to practice as a physician assistant with the collaboration of that board’s licensed physicians or podiatrists.
(b) A license may be granted to a person who:
(1) Files a complete application;
(2) Pays the applicable fees;
(3) Demonstrates to the board’s satisfaction that he or she:
(A) Obtained a baccalaureate or master’s degree from an accredited program of instruction for physician assistants;
(B) Prior to July 1, 1994, graduated from an approved program of instruction in primary health care or surgery; or
(C) Prior to July 1, 1983, was certified by the Board of Medicine as a physician assistant then classified as “Type B”;
(4) Has passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants;
(5) Has a current certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants;
(6) Is mentally and physically able to engage safely in practice as a physician assistant;
(7) Has not had a physician assistant license, certification or registration in any jurisdiction suspended or revoked;
(8) Is not currently subject to any limitation, restriction, suspension, revocation or discipline concerning a physician assistant license, certification or registration in any jurisdiction: Provided, That if a board is made aware of any problems with a physician assistant license, certification or registration and agrees to issue a license, certification or registration notwithstanding the provisions of this subdivision or subdivision (7) of this subsection;
(9) Is of good moral character; and
(10) Has fulfilled any other requirement specified by the appropriate board.
(c) A board may deny an application for a physician assistant license to any applicant determined to be unqualified by the board.