The Code of Virginia 18VAC850-160 specifies that PAs should disclose the name, address, and telephone number of the patient care team physician on the prescription. We have been experiencing an uptick in pharmacies declining scripts written by PAs that do not include the name and NPI of their collaborating physician.
Some case examples:
I believe this regulation places unnecessary restrictions on PA practice, negatively impacts patient care, and prohibits optimal team practice. It should be repealed.