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.




RxPA number required on prescriptions. Request same from the Division of Professional Regulation


Controlled Substances: Requires both of the following:


State Controlled Substance number, you will find the appropriate application at:




Federal DEA  may be obtained by completing the license application online at:


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