Advisory Commission for Physician Assistants

3605 Missouri Boulevard
PO Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-0098
Fax: (573)-751-3166


Director: Connie Clarkston

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 334.749

Department: Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Mission: To protect the citizens of the state through the licensing of physician assistants, assessing their competence to practice and their moral character. It is also the Commission's duty to investigate all complaints against its licensees in a fair and equitable manner.

Function: The Missouri Advisory Commission for Registered Physician Assistants guides, advises, and makes recommendations to the Board of Healing Arts concerning the physician assistants profession.

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4 meetings annually

Location of meetings: Conference calls

Duration of meetings: 1-2 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 4-8 hours per meeting

Total time commitment: 20-40 hours annually

Details on Members

Total members: 5

Appointed members: 4

Term length: 3 years

Compensation: Each member of the Commission shall receive as compensation an amount not to exceed seventy dollars a day for Commission business plus actual and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 1 member must be a member of the Board of Healing Arts; 2 must be licensed physician assistants; 1 must be a physician; and 1 must be a public member

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Dr. James A. DiRenna
Member of the Board of Healing Arts

Vacant Slot

Mr. David Gatto
Public Member
Term begins: Jan 29, 2014
Term expires: Mar 27, 2015

Vacant Slot
Registered Physician Assistant 1

Mrs. Stacey Karns
Registered Physician Assistant 2
New Hampton
Term begins: Jan 29, 2014
Term expires: Mar 27, 2016