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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6/28/23  10:56 pm
Commenter: Kelly Botta, PA-C, MSPAS

Agree with proposed change

Agree to strike the specific 2 visit from legal documents. It is impossible to legislate when care should be collaborative. The detail of 1, 2, 10 etc is antiquated and the number of visits is irrelevant to providing appropriate, safe patient care. This should be determined by the collaborating physician and PA and will vary widely among experience and speciality. Recommend this be an advisory comment for physician-PAs to consider during hiring and collaborative agreement formation, but not included in regulatory statutes.

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