Delay in Changes Regarding Practitioner Signatures Print

The Virginia Office of EMS encourages you to read the memo regarding the proposed removal of the requirement for a practitioner's signature for EMS providers who perform an invasive procedure or administer a drug. Until changes to the Board of Pharmacy (BoP) Regulations occur, EMS personnel will continue to be required to obtain the signature of the medical practitioner who assumes responsibility for the patient at the hospital on the prehospital patient care report. OEMS apologizes for any inconvenience the delay in the implementation of these changes may cause and we will keep you posted as new information becomes available. More