Advanced Practice Provider Toolkit: Virginia

Introduction Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) such as Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) are professionals trained, certified, and licensed to perform such functions as history taking, physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment of commonly encountered medical problems. NPs engage in the practice of medicine in collaboration and consultation with a licensed physician as outlined in their practice agreement, and may under certain conditions, practice independently. Their practice in Virginia is regulated by the Board of Nursing and the Board of Medicine under a Committee of the Joint Boards. PAs in Virginia practice as part of a patient care team within the parameters of a written or electronic practice agreement with at least one patient care team physician or podiatrist. A PA’s scope of practice is determined at the practice level by the patient care team. The Virginia Board of Medicine regulates their practice in Virginia. Before You Begin This t...
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