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 by endorsement
Action 4716
General Information
Action Summary The Board intends to propose regulations for licensure by endorsement for physicians who hold licenses in other states and who meet certain requirements established in regulation. The goal of the planned action is establishment of an expedited process for licensure of qualified physicians who want to practice in Virginia, either in person or by telemedicine.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004970]
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
7765 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/22/2017.
8017 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/09/2018.
8266 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/05/2018.
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.