The retired status exempts physician assistants from the registration process, registration fee, and CME.
The following restrictions apply to physician assistants whose licenses are on retired status:
the physician assistant cannot engage in clinical activities or practice medicine in any state,
the physician assistant cannot prescribe or administer drugs to anyone, nor may the physician assistant possess a Drug Enforcement Agency or Texas controlled substances registration; and
to be eligible for retired status, a physician assistant's license cannot be under investigation, under a Board order, or be otherwise restricted.
To return to practice from retired status, a physician assistant must obtain approval of the Board after submitting a written request. If a physician assistant has been on official retired status for two years or longer, the request must be reviewed by the Licensure Committee of the Board.
To request retired status, complete and return the retirement request form (link below) to the Board for approval before the expiration date of the current registration permit. Refunds of registration fees already paid cannot be made.
If a physician assistant is ineligible for retired status, annual registration, including the fee and CME, are required to keep the license current.