5/12/2023 4:16 pm
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Medicine
Regulatory Coordinator: Erin Barrett


Agency Contact: William L. Harp, M.D.

Executive Director


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Henrico, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 85 - 50: Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants
Statutory Authority: State: Chapter 29 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 05/12/2023
Petitioner Jonathan Williams/Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants
 Petitioner's Request
The petitioners request that the Board amend 18VAC85-50-110(1) to state that the patient care team physician or podiatrist shall provide appropriate consultation or collaboration for complex clinical cases and patient emergencies as noted in the written or electronic practice agreement for the patient evaluation process.
 Agency Plan
The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on June 5, 2023. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at www.townhall.virginia.gov to receive public comment, which will open on June 5, 2023, and will close on July 5, 2023. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for August 4, 2023. The petitioners will be notified of the Board's decision after that meeting.
Publication Date 06/05/2023  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 07/05/2023