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]
Periodic review
Action 2920
General Information
Action Summary The goal of this action is to update regulations consistent with current practices of the professions and policies of the Board. While Chapter 20 of the Board of Medicine regulations has not had a periodic review since 2004, it has been amended 19 times in the interim. Therefore, the Board does not intend to adopt substantive changes to the regulations but will respond to issues raised by comments on the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [001755]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 8/19/2008
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
4952 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/10/2009.
5380 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/15/2011.
5925 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.
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.