Department of Consumer Affairs Physician Assistant Board

About the Physician Assistant Board

Welcome to the Physician Assistant Board of the Medical Board of California

The Physician Assistant Board of the Medical Board of California serves and protects consumers of California through licensing, approving physician assistant training programs, and enforcement of the laws governing the Physician Assistant Practice Act.

Physician Assistants are highly skilled professions who, under the supervision of a physician and surgeon, provide patient services ranging from primary medicine to very specialized surgical care.

Members:

Photograph of Board Members

The Board consists of 9 members; 1 physician member from the Medical Board of California; 4 licensed physician assistants and 4 public members. The Governor appoints the 4 physician assistant members and 2 public members. The Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Rules Committee each appoint 1 public member. All Board members serve 4-year terms and may be reappointed.

Names of Members Appointment Term Exp.
Charles J. Alexander, Ph.D., Public Member (G)
c/o Physician Assistant Board
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Governor 1/1/2017
Michael Bishop, M.D., Physician and Member of the Medical Board of California (G)
c/o Physician Assistant Board
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Governor 1/1/2016
Sonya Earley, PA Licensee (G)
c/o Physician Assistant Board
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Governor 1/1/2017
A. Cristina Gomez-Vidal Diaz, Public Member (S)
c/o Physician Assistant Board
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Senate 1/1/2015
Jed Grant, PA Licensee (G)
c/o Physician Assistant Board
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Governor 1/1/2017
Catherine Hazelton, Public Member (A)
c/o Physician Assistant Board
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Assembly 1/1/2017
Xavier Martinez, Public Member (G)
c/o Physician Assistant Board
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Governor 1/1/2015
Robert Sachs, President, PA Licensee (G)
c/o Physician Assistant Board
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Governor 1/1/2015
Rosalee Shorter, PA Licensee (G)
c/o Physician Assistant Board
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Governor 1/1/2017

Mission Statement

The mission of the Physician Assistant Board is to protect and serve consumers through licensing, education, and objective enforcement of the Physician Assistant laws and regulations.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Physician Assistant Board is to assure that health care needs for all persons are met in a compassionate, competent, and culturally sensitive manner.

Physician Assistants can better contribute to this outcome as they are increasingly recognized as quality providers and as their utilization is expanded.

Funding

The Board is supported entirely by fees imposed upon the professional community it regulates and received no reimbursement from taxpayers or from the General Fund.