Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
Licensure credentials and examination requirements
Action 2028
General Information
Action Summary Will address two regulatory issues that have been raised by the Credentials Committee in the process of considering applications for licensure - clinical training for an applicant who graduated from a non-approved medical school and the current requirement that all three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) be taken within seven years.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [000603]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3620 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/26/2006.
3803 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/06/2007.
4221 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/17/2007.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4621    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.