2021 Legislation – PA Scope of Practice

On March 18th, Governor Northam signed HB 2039 in to law. Among other things, the new and amended provisions clarify aspects of a practice agreement, and further define the relationship between a PA and the other members of the patient care team. A key provision is the removal of a patient care team physician’s vicarious liability for the action/inaction of the PA.

The new language will take effect July 1, 2021. Please find the text of the new law here.