Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants [18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
Result of periodic review
Action 5168
General Information
Action Summary During its periodic review of regulations, the Advisory Board identified several sections that are currently inconsistent with the 2016 deletion of the requirement for a practice agreement with prescriptive authority to be submitted and approved by the Board. Accordingly, amendments are adopted to update and clarify the regulations.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005717]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 4/30/2018
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8450 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/22/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Erin Barrett  / Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Address: Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)915-0382    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.