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Department of Health Professions
Board of Optometry
Regulations of the Virginia Board of Optometry [18 VAC 105 ‑ 20]
Inactive licenses
General Information
Action Summary In response to a petition for rulemaking, the Board has decided to promulgate regulations to issue inactive licenses. The intent is to allow licensees who are no longer practicing, either because they have located to another state or have retired, to place their Virginia licenses in an inactive status, which will allow them to reactivate should they decide to resume practice.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [005434]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Inactive licensure
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8224 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 9/5/2018.
8460 Proposed Comment period is underway and will end on 8/23/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4508    FAX: (804)527-4471    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.