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Specialist Assistant

(Acupuncture, Orthopedics, Radiology, or Urology)


Registered Specialist Assistants are skilled in a group of clinical procedures that make up a specialized clinical service. Registered Specialist Assistants work under the supervision of a New York State licensed, currently registered physician qualified to practice in the medical specialty that utilizes the Registered Specialist Assistants' specialized skills. Currently, there are three categories of specialist assistant licensed by the New York State Education Department: orthopedic specialist assistant, urologic specialist assistant and radiologic specialist assistant.

Licensing Requirements:

Any use of the title "Registered Specialist Assistant" within New York State requires licensure.

  • be of good moral character
  • be at least 21 years of age
  • meet education, examination, and experience requirements

You must submit an application for licensure and the other forms indicated, along with the appropriate fee, to the Office of the Professions at the address specified on each form. It is your responsibility to follow up with anyone you have asked to send us material.

The specific requirements for licensure are contained in Title 8, Article 131-C, Section 6541, Education Law, and Part 60 of the Commissioner's Regulations.


The fee for licensure is $115.

Licenses Issued and Active:

In 2018, there were 37 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 6 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2020, there were 14 licenses issued for this occupation.

As of January 1, 2021, there were 89 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Medicine
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: (518) 474-3817, ext. 560 (voice)
Fax: (518) 486-4846
E-mail: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification:

29-1071 - Physician Assistants
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 2/9/21.

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