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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6/26/23  8:29 am
Commenter: Emily Revenson, PA-C

Adding patient's care team physician name an unnecessary obstacle.

Requirement of the physician's name on the patient's prescription adds an unnecessary  logistical burden which delays patient care (should one accidentally fail to manually add the name before e-prescribing). Physician Assistants follow a contract with their collaborating physicians. PA's who prescribe these medications have their own DEA number and NPI. No other prescriber in the Commonwealth is required to document this.

Requirement of the physician's name may lead to misinformation in pharmacy records, reflecting incorrect prescriber information and confusing the patient.

Please amend legislation to remove the requirement to include patient care team's physician's name on prescriptions for schedule ii-iv drugs.

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