Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations of the Board of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 20]    (Repealed)
Amendment to name tag requirement
Action 4725
General Information
Action Summary A petition for rulemaking requested an amendment to allow use of first name and last initial on a name tag for nurses in all settings. The Board’s intent is to gather additional information about requirements in other states and other boards in Virginia and to solicit comment from employers.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 90-20 Regulations of the Board of Nursing Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 90 - 19 Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing Amend Existing Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004985]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Amend name identification requirement
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
7775 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/22/2017.
7881 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/22/2017.
8139 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/04/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.