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Prescribing opioids for pain management
Action 4778 / Stage 7864
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 3/14/2017  3:03 pm  
pdf Agency Statement 3/14/2017   (modified 3/15/2017)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 3/14/2017    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 4/14/2017   

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011
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 to OAG: 3/14/2017
Review Completed: 3/14/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review Submitted on 3/14/2017
Review Completed: 3/15/2017
DPB's policy memo is "Governor's Confidential Working Papers"
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 3/26/2017
Governor's Review Review Completed: 4/14/2017
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 4/17/2017
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 5/15/2017    Volume: 33  Issue: 19
Comment Period Ended 6/14/2017
Effective Date 4/24/2017
Expiration Date 10/23/2018
Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4437    FAX: (804)527-4428    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.

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Action 4778:
Prescribing opioids for pain management
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (7864) Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 10/23/2018.
Emergency/NOIRA   (7948) Stage complete. Emergency regulation was set to expire on 10/23/2018 and was extended until 4/24/2019.
Proposed   (8060) Stage complete. Comment period ended 9/7/2018.
Final   (8494) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/6/2019.
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