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  12:57 pm
Commenter: Rachel Chai, PA-C (UVA)

Agree with removing this requirement

PAs are nationally certified, licensed in the state of Virginia, and carry DEA licensure. The requirement to include a physician's name on prescriptions is outdated and unnecessary. It is well within the scope of practice of PAs to sign and order prescription medications without being required to include a physician's name. Removing this requirement is likely increase patient access to care. 

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