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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6/28/23  7:48 am
Commenter: Erin Poston PA-C

Agree with removal

There are plenty of practice protocols in place that negate the need to have the supervising physician’s name on the prescriptions. Having the supervisors name could prevent delay in patient access to appropriate medications in a timely manner for their health. In addition, there is excessive unnecessary work for the practitioners when there is a discrepancy in who is the supervising physician for the PA at the time the prescription was written. Most often the PA is writing prescriptions without the physician’s direct oversight. Each practice dictates how much oversight each PA has and therefore this gives flexibility in each practice, deciding how the supervising physician wants to oversee the PA. 

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