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Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Medicine
chapter
Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine [18 VAC 85 ‑ 21]
Action:
Waiver for e-prescribing of an opioid
 
General Information
Action Summary Section 21 is added to Chapter 21 to: 1) reiterate the requirement that takes effect on July 1, 2020 that a prescription for a controlled substance that contains an opioid must be issued as an electronic prescription; and 2) provide for a one-year from the requirement if the practitioner can demonstrate economic hardship technological limitations or other exceptional circumstances beyond the practitioner’s control.
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  [006085]
Associated Mandates Waiver for electronic prescribing
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8714 Emergency/NOIRA Comment period is underway and will end on 10/30/2019.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: william.harp@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.