No. The Board understands that PAs and/or their employers require a copy of the Intent to Practice acknowledgement letter to provide evidence of the physician assistant/supervising physician relationship for various credentialing purposes, including participation in federal programs such as Medicaid and Medicare.
When a physician assistant completes the Board’s online Intent to Practice (ITP) form, which establishes a physician assistant/supervising physician relationship, an acknowledgement confirming that relationship is emailed to the primary supervising physician and a copy is sent to the physician assistant via the current e-mail addresses we have in our database. Please make sure your e-mail address is current with the NCMB. It is the physician assistant’s responsibility to keep a copy of the acknowledgement email at all places where the physician assistant practices. Since instituting the online ITP process, the Board has not maintained copies of the acknowledgement letters and, thus, is unable to provide additional copies. Requests for copies of ITP letters will not be processed.
What if I am unable to find my ITP letter?
The information provided on the Board’s website may serve as an official confirmation of the physician assistant/supervising physician relationship. For example, if the Board’s website indicates that a physician assistant is currently being supervised by a particular physician, that indication is an official acknowledgement from the Board of that particular physician assistant/supervising physician relationship. The Board advises anyone not in possession of a written acknowledgement letter to use the information from the website in its place.
To find information about a particular physician assistant’s supervisory relationship, enter the physician assistant’s name using the “Look Up a Licensee” tool available on this website.