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Department of Health Professions
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Board of Medicine


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Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants [18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description Establishes qualifications for licensure, requirements for renewal, and standards for practice and supervision of physican assistants by physicians
State Authority Chapter 29 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve a high level of satisfaction for application and renewal processes for all licensed practitioners.

2) Review regulations to ensure consistency and application to the current practices of physician assistants.
Meetings

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
Telephone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Elimination of required submission of certain documents Fast-Track Governor's office review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Conforming to Code changes Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/5/2016.
Disclosure requirement for prescriptions Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/15/2016.
Qualifications for fluoroscopy Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/13/2015.
One-time reduction in renewal fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/25/2013.
Regulatory reform changes Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/26/2013.
Elimination of specific requirement for supervising physician to see patients on 4th visit Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/3/2013.
Unauthorized disclosure from PMP Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/4/2010.
Change of address Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/19/2009.
Registration for restricted volunteer practice Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/3/2008.
Requirements for a restricted volunteer license Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/5/2008.
Correction of Code cites Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/18/2007.
Change in fee for returned checks Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/8/2006.
Standards of practice Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/19/2005.
Changes in supervision; voluntary practice Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/18/2003.
Periodic review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/31/2002.
Change in prescriptive authority Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/1/2001.
Inactive licensure Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/11/2001.
Conformity to change in law Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/2/2000.
Increase in licensee fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/12/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Forms revision Final Stage withdrawn before submission to the Registrar.
Fee increase NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 6/23/2006 after the comment period had ended.
Rules for prescribing opiods for chronic pain Proposed Stage withdrawn before the Governor's office completed its review.
CH 0050 Rules for prescribing opioids for chronic pain management -
Correction of Code cite Final Stage withdrawn prior to submitting for AG review.
Practice in emergency rooms NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 4/14/2000 after the comment period had ended.