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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants [18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Implementation of HB145 for Physician Assistant Practice
General Information
Action Summary This action changes regulations consistent with Chapter 151 of the 2022 Acts of Assembly, which (1) permitted physician assistants appointed as medical examiners pursuant to Virginia Code 32.1-282 to practice without a practice agreement and (2) permitted physician assistants working in the field of orthopedics to use fluoroscopy.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Exective Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7145]
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
9715 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/09/2022.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.