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Prescriptive Authority Effective October 31, 2007

PA Prescriptive Authority Becomes Effective October 31, 2007.

At long last, PAs may finally begin applying for their Provisional Certificate to Prescribe on Wednesday, October 31, 2007.

Instructions and forms are available on the Ohio State Medical Board website at Download the forms, complete them and submit them by mail to the Medical Board.

As a reminder, the PA formulary has not yet been adopted by the Medical Board. A public hearing will be scheduled on the formulary but we do not yet have a date for the hearing.

The fact that the formulary is lagging behind the rest of the rules is not viewed as a problem by OAPA because PAs will use the APN formulary until the PA formulary becomes effective, probably at the beginning of 2008.

The APN formulary is also available on the Medical Board website at

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