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Clarification on PA Authorized Prescriptions

Tuesday, May 14, 2019   (1 Comments)
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As a reminder, since November 4, 2012, authorized prescriptions issued by a Physician Assistant(s) (PA) DO NOT require a physician’s co-signature or a physician’s name on a prescription.

To learn more on this topic, please reference this Notice from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and this MAPA flyer on the topic. If you would like more information, please contact Josh Merson at 


Jeffrey Kellogg says...
Posted Wednesday, January 8, 2020
The local pharmacy still want the doc names, and are still putting it under them sometimes. Makes PA's invisible....