Assistant Physician Licensure

Senate bills 716 and 754 were signed by Governor Nixon and established licensure for Assistant Physicians. These bills became law effective August 28, 2014. Rules implementing laws governing assistant physicians will become effective on January 30, 2017. Applications will be available online by the same date. The Board can accept applications starting January 31, 2017. Assistant physicians are defined as:

  1. "Assistant physician", any medical school graduate who:
    1. Is a resident and citizen of the United States or is a legal resident alien;
    2. Has successfully completed Step 1 and Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination or the equivalent of such steps of any other board-approved medical licensing examination within the two-year period immediately preceding application for licensure as an assistant physician, but in no event more than three years after graduation from a medical college or osteopathic medical college;
    3. Has not completed an approved postgraduate residency and has successfully completed Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination or the equivalent of such step of any other board-approved medical licensing examination within the immediately preceding two-year period unless when such two-year anniversary occurred he or she was serving as a resident physician in an accredited residency in the United States and continued to do so within thirty days prior to application for licensure as an assistant physician; and
    4. Has proficiency in the English language;

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Fee Updates

The following fees have been updated to the amounts below:

Physician

  1. Assistant Physician - Licensure Fee $300
  2. Assistant Physician - Renewal Fee $135
  3. Assistant Physician - Prescriptive Authority Fee $ 50
  4. Contiguous State License - Licensure Fee $ 25
  5. Contiguous State License - Renewal Fee $ 25
  6. Limited License - Licensure Fee $ 25
  7. Limited License - Renewal Fee $ 25
  8. Permanent Physician - Licensure Fee $ 75
  9. Permanent Physician - Reinstatement Fee $ 75
  10. Permanent Physician - Renewal Fee $100
  11. Temporary Physician - Conditional Temporary License Fee $ 25
  12. Temporary Physician - Temporary License Fee $ 25
  13. Temporary Physician - Temporary License Renewal Fee $ 25
  14. Visiting Professor - Licensure Fee $ 25
  15. Visiting Professor - Renewal Fee $ 25

General Fees

  1. Continuing Medical Education Extension Fee $ 25
  2. Duplicate License Fee $ 0
  3. Endorsement of State Test Scores $ 25
  4. Late Renewal Fee (Delinquent Fee) $ 25
  5. Returned Check Fee $ 25
  6. Verification of Licensure Fee $ 0

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