Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Medicine
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants [18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
Action:
Definitions of supervision and weight loss rules
 
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed regulatory action is to simplify and clarify the definitions and usage of various terms for supervision for more consistency with the Code and with actual practice of physician assistants and supervising physicians. Further the action will add a provision in the regulation on pharmacotherapy for weight loss to clarify that a physician assistant can conduct the physical examination, review tests, and prescribe drugs, if so authorized in a practice agreement with a supervising physician.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005334]
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8114 NOIRA Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (12/25/2017).
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: william.harp@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.