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Old 01-19-2019, 06:15 AM
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I am chatting with a friend of mine and he is a DMD. We got onto the topic of flying and I was wondering if anyone knows if he could do a basic med sign off. I don't recall what the qualifications are. Anyone know this?

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Old 01-19-2019, 06:37 AM
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I am chatting with a friend of mine and he is a DMD. We got onto the topic of flying and I was wondering if anyone knows if he could do a basic med sign off. I don't recall what the qualifications are. Anyone know this?

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From the AOPA documents:

"Am I qualified to perform a BasicMed exam?
All state-licensed physicians are qualified to perform a BasicMed exam. Advanced practice providers, such nurse practitioners, may assist with the exam but only a state-licensed physician may make the final affirmation on the checklist."

That's all I could find. I assume it takes an MD.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:21 AM
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:41 AM
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Nor a podiatrist, or a chiropractor, NP, PA, or others.

An MD or a DO would qualify as "licensed physician" in Louisiana for sure, probably in most states. DO is Doctor of Osteopathy, and is equivalent to MD for the purposes of running an urgent care or general medical clinic practice. A lot of people see a DO and really don't even know they aren't an MD.

The FAA on their fact sheets says DO is an item you should ask your state government because MD/DO licensing is a state issue not managed by the federal government. But I wouldn't think twice about it. I'm an MD but many docs in our group are DO.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:13 AM
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Dang it. There goes my only source of income in my future retirement I guess.....

I?ll sign you off CJ. We can see how far that will get you.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:03 AM
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Default Advanced practice P.A.?s and N.P.?s

Not allowing P.A.’s and N.P.’s to perform the history and physicals required for Basic Med is dumb. This is what they do best!....and they always have an M.D. to consult with in the event they come across anything that they feel needs further evaluation. So to not allow them to perform Basic Med H&P’s is dumb and a waste of a valuable resource. So, when the Basic Med legislation was being written, I’m not sure if this was purposely written into the rules and regulations to specifically not allow advanced practices providers such as N.P.’s and P.A.’s to perform these H&P’s or if this was just an oversight by people who really didn’t understand the level of education and training that these providers have. Once again, this is what they do best. If the legislation was purposefully written this way, it confirms that it was strictly a political decision and not one based on sound medical/training/knowledge criteria. I’ve been in the medical field for almost 25 years and I can attest to the abilities of N.P.’s and P.A.’s to perform as good or better physical as an M.D or D.O. would ever do.

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Old 01-19-2019, 11:17 AM
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Per the AOPA FAQ in a prior post, a supervising physician’s NP can do the entire physical exam, but his or her John or Jeanette Hancock, MD, has to be on the paperwork.
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Doing the actual exam and signing the forms are two different issues. We just have to live with the requirement established by Congress.

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Old 01-19-2019, 02:59 PM
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Anyone who has a decent health insurance policy gets an exam every year. (And I can testify that it's a good idea, anyway, if you have any need to worry about passing a medical.) If you're on good terms with your doc, you're done.
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The specific requirement is "state licensed physician" - an MD or DO licensed in any state.
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