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
Conforming to Code changes
Action 4619
General Information
Action Summary The Board of Medicine has amended 18VAC85-50-10 et seq. to conform regulations to changes made to the Code of Virginia by passage of SB551 in the 2016 General Assembly (Chapter 450). The changes relate to deletion of the requirement to submit a practice agreement for Board approval and the requirement for the practice agreement to include periodic site visits for physician assistants who provide services at a location other than where the physician regularly practices.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006
RIS Project Yes  [004730]
Associated Mandates Elimination of requirement for physician assistant to submit practice agreement
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
7650 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/05/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Erin Barrett  / Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Address: Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)915-0382    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.