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Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
Use of major conductive blocks in office-based anesthesia
Action 1667 / Stage 3029
Fast-Track Stage  
pdf Proposed Text   11/29/2004  
pdf Agency Statement 11/29/2004    
pdf Attorney General Certification 11/30/2004    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 1/14/2005    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 5/9/2005    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 5/3/2005   

Objections Filed 10 or more objections have been filed (7/22/05)
Some anesthesiologists object to inclusion of CRNA's doing major conductive blocks for therapeutic purposes.
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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 Review Completed: 11/30/2004
Result: Certified
DPB Review Submitted on 11/30/2004
Review Completed: 1/18/2005
DPB's policy memo is "Governor's Confidential Working Papers"
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 1/18/2005
Governor's Review Review Completed: 5/3/2005
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 5/3/2005
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 5/30/2005    Volume: 21  Issue: 19
Comment Period Ended 7/29/2005
Effective Date 8/15/2005
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4621    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.

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Action 1667:
Use of major conductive blocks in office-based anesthesia
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (3029) Comment period complete, but objections were filed.
Proposed   (3397) Stage complete. Comment period ended 3/24/2006.
Final   (3746) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/20/2006.
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