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]
Requirements for office-based anesthesia
Action 4272
General Information
Action Summary The intent of the Board is to address the need for additional public protection in the administration of office-based anesthesia in response to a petition for rule-making. Specific amendments recommended by the petitioner will be considered, as well as comments received on the petition and on the NOIRA.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004198]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Revisions to regulations for office-based anesthesia
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
7081 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/01/2015.
7315 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/29/2016.
7460 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/27/2016.
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.