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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6/19/23  10:12 pm
Commenter: Robert A. Glasgow IV, PA-C, MPAS, MPH

Support Regulatory Change to 18VAC85-50-160

I speak in favor of amending 18VAC85-50-160. 


We have our own license, DEA, and NPI.  There should be no reason to require a collaborating physician's name.


§ 54.1-2952.1. Prescription of certain controlled substances and devices by licensed physician assistants: requires that we provide our name, address, and telephone number, not that of our collaborating physician.

The electronic medical record and e-prescribing systems identify the prescriber (the PA) but are quite variable in their ability to identify a collaborating physician on the electronic prescription sent to the pharmacy.

To the best of my knowledge, PAs are the only prescribers in Virginia who are required to have this requirement.  There is no evidence that harm has occurred or will occur should the collaborating physician’s name not appear on PA prescriptions.


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