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  4:40 pm
Commenter: L DeWitz PA-C

burden to all

I fully support the removal of requirements to include patient care team physician's name on prescriptions for Schedule 2-5 drugs.  It serves no purpose and creates extra barriers to patient's getting their medications timely.  This requirement wastes the time, not only of our patients, but of pharmacists having to get hold of us and our front desk staff. It is important to note that the PA's collaborator is usually not directly involved in our patient's care and may not be the provider working that day.  Let's please remove bureaucracy that wastes the time of patients and already overburdened healthcare workers. This requirement is antiquated and does not benefit patients.

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