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Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
Treatment guidelines for pain management
[Withdrawn 5/21/2009]
General Information
Action Summary Provides treatment standards for physicians who manage non-cancer pain with opioids
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [000663]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3518 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 5/21/2009 after the comment period had ended.
4350 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 6/30/2008 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
4672 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 5/21/2009 before the Governor's office completed its review.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4621    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.