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]
Changes to USMLE examination for licensure
Action 288
General Information
Action Summary Amendments are promulgated to address a problem with the seven-year rule for completion of the USMLE examinations and with the recent decision by the Federation of State Medical Boards to no longer accept combination examinations.
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
364 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/19/2000.
559 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/10/2000.
1050 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/31/2001.
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.