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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6/12/23  11:25 am
Commenter: Gerald Weniger, PhD, PA-C


I support the petition to no longer require a physician's name on prescriptions written by a PA.  PAs are licensed medical providers who have extensive training in pharmacology and can already retain their own individual DEA numbers.  To require a physician's name on a prescription is illogical and burdensome.  It does nothing for patient care or patient safety.  Furthermore, not all EMR systems are able to meet this requirement.

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