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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Optometry
Petition 264
Petition Information
Petition Title Inactive licensure
Date Filed 12/5/2017    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Jena Jung, O.D. 
Petitioner's Request

To amend regulations to allow a practitioner to request inactive licensure.  The petitioner would also like for the Board to reactivate an inactive license for military persons or spouses at no additional cost.

Agency's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on December 25, 2017.  Comment on the petition may be sent by email, regular mail or posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at; comment will be requested until January 24, 2018.

 Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language.  This matter will be on the Board’s agenda for its next meeting scheduled for March 2, 2018

Comment Period Ended 1/24/2018
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 3/6/2018
Agency Decision Summary

The Board discussed the request to amend regulations in order to institute an inactive license and decided to begin the process of amending its regulations.  Other boards at the Department of Health Professions allow practitioners to put their licenses in an inactive status at half the cost of an active license.  The inactive license may then be reactivated by payment of the difference between the inactive and active license and evidence of continued competency. The Board did not agree to waive the reactivation fee for military personnel or their spouses, as that is not the policy for any other board.

Associated regulatory action Inactive licenses
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
Email Address:
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