I agree that this requirement should be removed. As part of their prescriptive authority, PAs enter into a written agreement that the supervising physician will supervise the prescriptive practices of the assistant. This is a condition of the employment protocol which all PAs are required to have to be licensed by the board to practice. Therefore, the supervision of prescribing practices is inherent in a PA's employment. Placing the supervising physician's name on all prescriptions does not strengthen this supervision in any way. Additionally, removing this requirement would not weaken the supervision. This requirement is simply a burdensome keystroke that can easily be eliminated without interfering with the supervising relationship between the physician and PA.