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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6/16/23  4:30 pm
Commenter: Chris Newlin, PA-C

Barriers to patient care

My patients who are discharged from the hospital following total knee replacement are often unable to pick up prescriptions due to this unnecessary regulation. I have learned to add the required information to the prescription so my patients aren’t burdened. But I fail to see how my attending’s name on the prescription stops or prevents an abuse of the prescribing system. 

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