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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 8216
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 2/22/2018  4:22 pm  
pdf Agency Statement 2/22/2018    
pdf Attorney General Certification 3/5/2018    

Changes to Text Changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
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 2/22/2018
Review Completed: 3/5/2018
Result: Certified
DPB Review Submitted on 3/5/2018
DPB review in progress.  [Day 13]
Secretary Review Not yet submitted to Secretary of Health and Human Resources
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.

Effective Date Not yet determined
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) Stage complete. Comment period ended 1/26/2018.
Final   (8216) DPB review in progress.
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