10/15/2019 8:53 am
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Medicine
Regulatory Coordinator: Elaine J. Yeatts


Agency Contact: William L. Harp, M.D.

Executive Director


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Richmond, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 85 - 50: Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants
Statutory Authority: State: Chapter 29 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 10/15/2019
Petitioner Va. Academy of Physician Assistants
 Petitioner's Request
To eliminate the requirement for the name of a patient care team physician to appear on a prescription written by a physician assistant for a controlled substance in Schedules II - V.
 Agency Plan
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on November 11, 2019 and posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov.  Comment on the petition will be requested until December 11, 2019 and may be posted on the Townhall or sent to the Board. Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the matter will be considered by the Advisory Board at its next meeting following the close of comment.  
Publication Date 11/11/2019  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 12/11/2019