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)