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, and request/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:
Maintenance of NCCPA certification will meet the CME requirement for renewal of licensure.
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
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