Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants [18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
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6/16/23  4:36 pm
Commenter: Kayla Jones, PA-C

Barrier to patient care

why must we pay for a DEA license if a SP is still required to prescribe? 
I work in the ER where SP names are not included on the Rx. We get constant calls asking who the SP physician is. It takes up pharmacy time, providers time and causes more stress for the patient. Usually, physicians are not involved in the decision to prescribe a narcotic. Why have their name on the script? 

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