Regulatory Update (October 2018)
On September 7, 2018, the Board of Medicine approved that Virginia will no longer have multiple levels of supervision. The following is the single definition as of September 20, 2018:
“Supervision” means the supervising physician has on-going, regular communication with the physician assistant on the care and treatment of patients, is easily available, and can be physically present or accessible for consultation with the physician assistant within one hour.
In addition, the Board of Medicine also approved new language stating:
“If specifically authorized in his practice agreement with a supervising physician, a physician assistant may perform the physical examination, review tests, and prescribe Schedules III through IV controlled substances for treatment of obesity…”