Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 31]
Eliminate Required Signature of Medical Care Practitioner on Patient Care Report
Action 4111
General Information
Action Summary Eliminates the requirement to have a medical practitioner sign a patient care report attesting to the delivery of a drug or the performance of an invasive procedure. The action is in response to legislation (HB1499/SB773) enacted during the 2013 General Assembly Session, permitting certified EMS personnel acting within their scope of practice to administer drugs and devices pursuant to an oral or written order or standing protocol. This action conforms to recent amendments to the Board of Pharmacy regulations (18 VAC110-20-500).
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003900]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6819 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/24/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ron Passmore  / Manager Regulation and Compliance Division
Address: 1001 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059-4500
Email Address:
Phone: (804)888-9131    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.