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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7/5/23  1:26 pm
Commenter: Francis James Kelleher, P.A.-C.

Removal of team physician’s name from prescriptions written by physician assistants

It is confusing for a patient to see the name of a provider on their prescription container other than the provider who actually prescribed the medication. It serves no useful purpose to have any other name on the prescription container. As a physician assistant since 1977, I can assure you that the current regulation only leads to confusion.

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