It’s best to create an action plan before you take a break
from practice. Your transition from and back to practice will be much smoother.
Check state laws
Some states require you or your supervising physician to
notify the state board when your supervising physician-PA relationship ends.
Also, see if your state lists reentry requirements so you can develop a plan
for reentering practice.
Review our summary of state laws and regulations for PAs
returning to practice to learn more about your state’s requirements.
Notify prescribing authorities
If you prescribe, be sure to contact the state or Drug Enforcement Administration before you leave.
Time the break
Many states place additional licensing requirements on PAs
who have been out of practice for two or more years. Try to limit your break to
23 months and 27 days.
Stay clinically active
You can eliminate some barriers to practice reentry
if you can stay clinically active while away. Maintain your NCCPA certification
and keep up with your CMEs and journal reading.