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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7/3/23  9:41 am
Commenter: Mike Petrikonis

Update Needed

I am writing to amend 18VAC85-50-160(A) to remove the requirement that a physician’s name be included on any prescription for Schedule II-V drugs prescribed by a PA.

This requirement causes both delays in patients getting necessary medications and places undue burden on other members of the healthcare team, such as physicians. In a time where access to healthcare is challenging paired with a growing national physician shortage, we need to adjust how we deliver health care and requirements to fit the needs of our patients! 

Thank you for your consideration! 

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