Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants [18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
Elimination of required submission of certain documents
Action 4629
General Information
Action Summary In reviewing regulations to be amended pursuant to the Chapter 450 of the 2016 Acts of the Assembly, the Advisory Board on Physician Assistants identified amendments to sections 110 and 115 that they believed were within the spirit and intent of the legislation. However, they were not necessary to conform regulations to changes in the Code, so those changes could not be included in the exempt action. Therefore, a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action identifies amendments that will eliminate requirements for submission to the Board of a physician’s certification that his/her physician assistant (PA) is competent to perform specific invasive procedures and of the arrangements he/she has made for coverage by an alternative physician in his/her absence.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004861]
Associated Mandates Physician assistants
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
7659 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/30/2016.
7797 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/29/2017.
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.