Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants [18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Elimination of specific requirement for supervising physician to see patients on 4th visit
General Information
Action Summary The Board has proposed revision to the “fourth visit rule" and also clarified language in all of Part IV on Practice Requirements to include the use of and requirements for a “practice agreement.”
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [002642]
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
5706 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/05/2011.
5821 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/18/2013.
6476 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/03/2013.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.