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
Action 3385
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.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
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: Erin Barrett  / Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Address: Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)915-0382    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.