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Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine [18 VAC 85 ‑ 21]
Initial regulations
Action 4760 / Stage 7981
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 7/13/2017  2:47 pm  
pdf Agency Statement 7/13/2017    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/7/2017    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 9/25/2017   (modified 10/3/2017)    

Changes to Text The proposed text for this stage is identical to the emergency regulation.
Exempt from APA No, this stage/action is subject to article 2 of the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Attorney General Review Submitted on 7/13/2017
Review Completed: 8/7/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review Submitted on 8/11/2017
Review Completed: 9/25/2017
DPB's policy memo is "Governor's Confidential Working Papers"
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.  Day 27
Governor's Review Not yet submitted
Virginia Registrar Not yet submitted
Comment Period

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The regulatory information regarding this stage is subject to change until 10 days before it is published in the Register.

Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.

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Action 4760:
Initial regulations
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (7835) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/15/2017 and expires on 9/14/2018.
Emergency/NOIRA   (7967) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/24/2017 and expires on 9/14/2018.
Proposed   (7981) Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
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