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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:

  • Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited PA program and pass 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 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


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