Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants [18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Licensure by endorsement for spouses of military
Action 5356
General Information
Action Summary Pursuant to § 2.2- 4006(A)(4)(a) of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Medicine adopted amendments to regulations for physician assistants to conform licensure requirements to statutory provisions that include licensure by endorsement for spouses of active duty members of the armed forces if they have current certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and hold a license in another state.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: § 2.2- 4006(A)(4)(a)
RIS Project Yes  [006084]
Associated Mandates Licensure by endorsement for military spouses
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
8715 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/02/2019.
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.