State Regulations

 

Scope of Practice:  Delegated medical acts within the PA’s education and experience and the supervising physician’s scope of practice.

 

Prescribing/Dispensing:  PAs may prescribe legend medications, Schedule II-V controlled substances, andrequest/dispense sample medications if they have the appropriate licenses.

 

Supervision:  On site supervision is not required. The supervising physician must be available for consultation in person or through electronic communication at the time of the patient visit.  Each PA: physician team must generate and keep on file an up to date practice agreement (see template on the website).

 

Licensing:  To be licensed and practice in the State of Delaware the following requirements must be met:

 

  • Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited PA program and passé the NCCPA certification exam.  Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

 

 

Maintenance of NCCPA certification will meet the CME requirement for renewal of licensure.

 

  • Employer: Meet the credentialing standards of the proposed employer.

 

Prescribing:

 

RxPA number required on prescriptions. Request same from the Division of Professional Regulation http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/medicalpractice/index.shtml
     

 

Controlled Substances: Requires both of the following:

 

State Controlled Substance number, you will find the appropriate application at:   http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/medicalpractice/physasstlicense.shtml

 

and

 

Federal DEA  may be obtained by completing the license application online at:  http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drugreg/reg_apps/onlineforms_new.htm

 

PA participation in Regulation: The state PA Regulatory Council consists of 4 PAs, two physicians, a Pharmacy member, and one lay person. It falls under the auspices of the Board of Medical Practice.

 

Delaware does not allow anyone to become licensed as a PA without the above stated credentials. If board-eligible, Delaware may grant a temporary license until the next NCCPA exam has been taken and passed.

 

Medicare Provider Number

 

If you need to get a Medicare Provider Number you can download the form here. Form CMS-855I

 


 

Last updated on August 10, 2012