Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
Pharmacotherapy for weight loss by PA's and NP's
General Information
Action Summary In response to a petition for rulemaking, the Board has amended section 90 on pharmacotherapy for weight loss by adding a provision allowing physician assistants and nurse practitioners who have practice agreements with a supervising or collaborating physician to perform the functions and prescribe the controlled substances in accordance with the specified standard of care for weight loss drugs, provided such treatment is authorized in the practice agreement.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004087]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Prescribing weight loss drugs
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
7008 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/16/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4621    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.