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]
Continuing competency requirements
Action 23
General Information
Action Summary To implement Chapter 227 ('98) which amended the medical practice act by adding §54.1-2912.1, which mandates that the Board promulgate regulations for the establishment of continuing competency requirements. § 54.1-2912.1 provides that "the Board shall prescribe by regulation such requirements as may be necessary to ensure continued practitioner competence which may include continuing education, testing, and/or any other requirement".
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
35 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/01/1997.
36 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/06/1999.
361 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/08/1999.
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.