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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6/5/23  3:32 pm
Commenter: K Yoder, PA-C

burdensome and unhelpful

I support the petition to remove the physician's name from prescriptions written by a PA. This is burdensome particularly since most prescriptions are electronic and not all EMR systems have capacity to meet these requirements. Furthermore, the collaborating physician in a group setting changes from day to day and an arbitrary physician's name on the prescription is meaningless as that provider was probably not involved in the patient's care.

The current requirement does nothing to promote patient safety and removing it is a sensible advancement for medicine. 

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