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Petition Information
Petition Title Petition to remove requirement to include patient care team physician's name on prescriptions for Schedule II-V drugs
Date Filed 5/12/2023    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Jonathan Williams/Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioners request that the Board amend 18VAC85-50-160(A) to remove the requirement that the patient care team physician’s name be included on any prescription for Schedule II-V drugs.  

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on June 5, 2023. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment, which will open on June 5, 2023, and will close on July 5, 2023. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for August 4, 2023. The petitioners will be notified of the Board’s decision after that meeting.

Comment Period Will begin 6/5/2023 and end on 7/5/2023
Agency Decision Pending    

Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, 23233
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