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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7/1/23  9:55 am
Commenter: Kristyn Rudisill, PA-C

Remove barrier to patient care and medication access

I support the removal of the requirement for physician information on controlled substance scripts for PAs. This restriction is a barrier to patient care and has led to limitations in patient access to medications and incorrect pharmacy restrictions on scripts that are not controlled substances, creating scenarios for risk of patient harm. The collaborating physician name/information provides no benefit on scripts, especially considering independent visits by the physician assistant in the first place. 

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