Legislative

This page serves as a resource for legislative updates on local, state, and national levels that pertain to PAs.  

Physician Assistant Practice Act
W. Va. Code here.


WV Board of Medicine:

>The WV Medical board follows state statutes regulating PA practice in West Virginia. We recommend you read and familiarize yourselves with these rules. WV BOM website or the WV Secretary of State website.


WV Board of Osteopathy: WV Osterpathic board follows state statutes regulating PA practice in West Virginia. We recommend you read and familiarize yourselves with these rules

Key points of current statutes:

Practice agreements with Physicians are collaborative in nature, and specify SOP of each PA Once a PA has passed the PANCE, certification is not required to maintain a license. CME standards still apply to all. A Physician may collaborate wit up to 5 PAs (or up to 5 in a shift in hospital/ER settings) PAs have full signature authority for utility emergencies, death certificates, durable medical equipment. PAs (with DEA) may prescribe a 30 day RX for category III controlled substances, and also longer prescriptions for category IV (see prescriptive authority section of statute for complete information) PAs can practice in sites separate from their collaborating physician (with specifics determined in practice agreements)

You may also find these rules on the WV Secretary of State website.


West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants

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