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  3:14 pm
Commenter: Sally Ann Miller

in support of this petition

1. PAs are trained medical professionals who practice team-based care and follow standards of care. They consult a physician(s) as indicated. 

2. PAs have a DEA license, and should not require oversight by physicians to prescribe controlled medications. 

3. Eliminating both regulations (physician review and signature) will allow PAs to practice at the top of their license and training, reduces unnecessary redundancies and therefore increases pt access.

4. Please remove the current regulation redundancies that impede access to care for patients within the commonwealth.


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