Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants [18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
Practice with patient care team physician
Action 5357
General Information
Action Summary Amendments are adopted to 18VAC85-50 to comply with changes to the Code (Chapters 92 and 137 of the 2019 Acts of the Assembly) that eliminated practice by a physician assistant under the supervision of a physician or podiatrist and replaced the relationship between the two to one of practice in collaboration and consultation with a patient care team physician or podiatrist.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [006083]
Associated Mandates
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
8716 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
8839 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/30/2020.
9158 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/16/2021.
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.