Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants [18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
Practice with patient care team physician
General Information
Action Summary Amendments are adopted to 18VAC85-50 to comply with changes to the Code (Chapters 92 and 137 of the 2019 Acts of the Assembly) that eliminated practice by a physician assistant under the supervision of a physician or podiatrist and replaced the relationship between the two to one of practice in collaboration and consultation with a patient care team physician or podiatrist.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [006083]
Associated Mandates Patient care team physician for physician assistants
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
8716 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/01/2019 and expires on 03/31/2021.
8839 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/30/2020.
9158 Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (02/15/2021).
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.