RS 37:1270.1     

§1270.1. Physician assistants advisory committee

           A. The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners Physician Assistants Advisory Committee is hereby created within the Louisiana Department of Health.

           B.(1) The advisory committee shall consist of five members.

           (2) Three members of the committee shall be licensed physician assistants. The physician assistant members of the advisory committee shall be appointed by the governor from a list of names submitted by the Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants. At least one of the members of the advisory committee shall be a physician assistant practicing in a parish or municipality with a population of less than twenty thousand people.

           (3) Each physician assistant member of the advisory committee shall:

           (a) Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Louisiana for one year immediately prior to appointment.

           (b) Hold a current Louisiana license to practice as a physician assistant.

           (c) Have had three years of experience in his respective field of practice.

           (d) Be actively engaged in practice as a physician assistant at the time of appointment.

           (4) There shall be two members of the advisory committee who shall be licensed supervising physicians who are appointed by the governor from a list of names submitted by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.

           C. The duties and purpose of the advisory committee shall be to advise the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners on all matters specifically dealing with licensing or disciplining of physician assistants or the drafting and promulgating of regulations related to physician assistants. The advisory committee shall also review and make recommendations to the board on applications for licensure as physician assistants. The board shall not act on any matter relating to a physician assistant without first consulting with the advisory committee.

           D. The advisory committee shall elect a chairman, vice chairman, and secretary.

           E. Each member of the advisory committee shall serve a term of six years commencing from the date of his appointment. Each member will succeed himself in each subsequent term thereafter unless removed or replaced by the governor.

           F. The advisory committee shall meet at least twice each year or more frequently as necessary as determined by the chairman or a majority of the members of the advisory committee.

           G. Four members of the advisory committee shall constitute a quorum.

           H. Each member of the advisory committee shall receive fifty dollars per day while engaged in the business of the advisory committee and also his hotel and traveling expenses if traveled by the most direct route to and from his respective place of residence. These expenses shall be paid out of the treasury of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners upon the certificates of its president and secretary-treasurer.

           Acts 1993, No. 662, §2, eff. June 16, 1993; Acts 1997, No. 316, §1.