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Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine [18 VAC 85 ‑ 21]
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Chapter Information
Description Regulations set out provisions for prescribing of opioids for acute or chronic pain management and for prescribing of buprenorphine for addiction treatment.
State Authority 54.1-2400 and and 54.1-2928.2
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. To protect public health and safety by prescribing opioids only to the extent necessary to effectively manage pain.
2. To provide guidance to prescribers in the management of pain and addiction treatment.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: william.harp@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Initial regulations Emergency/NOIRA Comment period is underway and will end on 5/3/2017.