Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 10/16/2012
Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2010) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Medicine is conducting a periodic review of:
18VAC85-15 Regulations Governing Delegation to an Agency Subordinate
18VAC85-40 Regulations Governing the Practice of Respiratory Care
18VAC85-50 Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants
18VAC85-80 Regulations Governing the Licensure of Occupational Therapists
18VAC85-101 Regulations Governing the Licensure of Radiologic Technologists and Radiologic Technologists-Limited
18VAC85-110 Regulations for Licensed Acupuncturists
18VAC85-120 Regulations Governing the Licensure of Athletic Trainers
18VAC85-130 Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Midwives
The review is part of the Governor’s Regulatory Reform Project with the goal of:
a. Repealing regulations that are unnecessary or no longer in use;
b. Reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on individuals, businesses, and other regulated groups; and
c. Identifying statutes that require unnecessary or overly burdensome regulations.
Further, the Board is seeking comment on whether this regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.
The comment period begins November 5, 2012 and ends on December 5, 2012.
Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at: http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/Forums.cfm.
Comments may also be sent to Elaine J. Yeatts, Agency Regulatory Coordinator, Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA 23233 or faxed to (804) 527-4434 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the close of the public comment period, a report of the periodic review will be posted on the Town Hall and published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.
Publication Information and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 11/5/2012
begins on the publication date and ends on 12/5/2012
Comments Received: 0
Amend the regulation
Action Implementing the Result
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line